Photo of Sven Kirsten with two carved tikis

Sven Kirsten

Sven Kirsten is widely acknowledged as the father of the Tiki Revival, inspired by the publication of his Book of Tiki in the year 2000. Since then he has published three more definitive volumes on Tiki style, bringing to light its modernism and its Hollywood aspects. He lectures and continues to write books on Tiki, advises on Tiki projects, and designs Tiki ceramics. Sven’s wide-ranging interests in 20th Century pop culture exotica include Mayan Revival style, American fraternal orders, mid-century modernism, American Indian romanticism, and the amazing stylistic melting pot of Havana.

Los Angeles, CA