Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai met in Eindhoven… They had a creative cooperation, Lanzavecchia + Wai, based on having hailed from two very different countries and cultures, they attempt to feed off each other’s backgrounds, knowledge and skill-sets to fuel lateral thinking and agile tangible application.
To them, being designers means being researchers, engineers, craftsmen and story-tellers all at the same time.
Wai hails from the south-east Asian island state of Singapore, educated as an industrial designer at the National University while Lanzavecchia received her BA in Product Design from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. They began their cooperation at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands, where both graduated with Masters in Design.
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.
We are interested in the products designed for elder people. They are very comfortable, functional and actually designed for all!
One of these products, named MonoLight, is a handsome table lamp with a magnifying screen and LED components housed in a CNC-machined aluminium enclosure, anchored to a dodecagon-profiled marble base, to enable various degrees of viewing angles.
The aging process brings about a natural decline in muscle tone and bone density that contributes to decreased mobility, stability, strength and endurance. Assunta chair helps its users to use these muscles… Standing up is easier with Assunta.
The Proaesthetics collection is a bridge between user and producer aiming to open their eyes to the possibilities and new values that these vital body accessories can bestow upon the user. It shows user that the designers has a different approach about medical products. They all look like accessories. They make you analyze the boring medical ones.
An interesting product family, Together Cane, helps people to walk. The user could carry her/his tea, newspaper and work with ipad on it.
Duo designed different products such as cabinets, tables or craftsman lightings… To learn more of their products, please check our gallery…