Lanzavecchia + Wai
Label | Italy and Singapore
Lanzavecchia and Wai is a creative collaboration founded in 2009 by Italian product designer Francesca Lanzavecchia and industrial designer Hunn Wai from Singapore.
Their cooperation began at the Eindhoven Design Academy, where both graduated with a Master’s Degree in Design under the direction of Gijs Bakker, co-founder of Droog Design.
Design projects to them are research journeys characterized by the selective employment of different design disciplines and being mutually influenced by their cultural backgrounds. Lanzavecchia’s main interest lies in the relationships objects have and can have with the human body and soul as well as in having a fervent eye for future trends. Wai is fascinated by the collisions and fusions of materials, meanings and forms.
They were awarded with the Red Dot Award in Product Design 2016, the Innovation in Inclusive Design Practice Award 2015 by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, London and the Young Design Talent of the Year by Elle Décor International Design Awards 2014.