Lanzavecchia + Wai
In 2009, as a result of the collaboration between Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai, the Lanzavecchia + Wai studio was founded, with offices in Pavia (Italy) and Singapore.
The two designers met during their studies at the Design Academy of Eindhoven, in Holland, where they also participated in projects led by Gijs Bakker, Co-founder of Droog Design.
Lanzavecchia focuses her attention on the relationship that objects establish or potentially can established with the human body and soul, with her gaze towards the future. Wai is fascinated by the impact and fusion of materials, forms and significance.
Their products include limited editions for galleries and museums, industrial products and special products for brands such as Alcantara, Samsonite, Mercedes Benz and Agusta Westland.
For Cappellini Lanzavecchia + Wai created the Taco table, an ideal, versatile complement to contemporary life.
Over the years, they have received numerous awards; among the most recent, the prestigious Elle Décor International Design Award 2014, in the category “Young Designer Talent of the Year”.