Lanzavecchia + Wai is a creative collaboration between Francesca Lanzavecchia (Pavia, 1983) and Hunn Wai (London, 1980). To them, being designers means being researchers, engineers, craftsmen and story-tellers all at the same time. Lanzavecchia’s main interest lies in the relationships objects have and can have with the human body and soul as well as having a fervent eye for future trends. Wai is fascinated by the collisions and fusions of materials, meanings and forms. The design studio, based in Italy and in Singapore, was officially established in 2009 and their work spans from limited editions for galleries and museums, to mass products for major companies, to special commissions for brands like Alcantara, Samsonite, Mercedes Benz, AgustaWestland.
Their recent accomplishments include being awarded with the “Red Dot Award Product Design 2106” for the Trasition tiles collection; the“Innovation in Inclusive Design Practice Award 2015” by the Royal College of Art and the “Young Design Talent of the Year” by Elle Decor International Design Prize 2014.