Lecture: Design as Functional Art-From the applied arts to nowadays
Speaker: Luigi Laurenzi
Language: English with Chinese Translation
Starting from VITRA chairs applied by Paola Pivi in her “Ball” series, Mr. Laurenzi will give a lecture on how art and design marry. Artists and designers both create visual compositions using a shared knowledge base, but their reasons for doing so are some time entirely different. Some designers consider themselves artists, but few artists consider themselves designers. Laurenzi will show today’s design for different reason going toward art which he called “design as functional art”.
About the Speaker
Born in Rome, Italy. Lives and Works in Shanghai. He’s the co-founder and design director of Mooma Design studio, associated co-founder of furniture design brand More or Less. He graduated MA Furniture Design & Technology of BCUC, and BA (Hons) Contemporary Furniture Design of BCUC. Expert in design management and creative production. Professional in product design, furniture and interior design, design education and management. Former employers include Loopinteriors ltd (UK), Archirivolto Design (IT), Roger Webb Associates (UK), Tradeco srl (IT) and Mo-billy Design Studio (UK).
“All my designs are exploring the balance in between colors and shapes, through the visual even sensational stimulations and challenges, to let the users feel the relationship they share with the colors and forms of the furnitures, and the way of living it. I can’t agree more with what Mathew Hilton said:’ A perfect Italian design touches not only the vision, but the mind.’”
路易•劳伦斯是中国知名原创设计事务所木码设计的合伙人与设计总监，协作创立木码设计旗下家具品牌“多少Moreless”。劳伦斯是资深设计管理及产品策划专家，专业领域涉及产品设计，家具及室内设计，市场推广，设计教育及设计管理。他曾任英国Loopinteriors ltd设计主管，意大利Archirivolto Design资深设计师，英国Roger Webb Associates高级市场督导，意大利Tradeco srl资深设计师和英国mo-billy设计事务所设计总监。