Hunn Wai

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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Pillar / Cluster: Architecture and Sustainable Design

Biography

Hunn Wai is Founder & Director of Meta & Industrial design at Lanzavecchia + Wai, an internationally renowned award-winning studio based between Italy & Singapore, specializing in physical & digital storytelling + world building.

L+W’s work spans from limited editions to mass products for brands like Zanotta, FIAM, Living Divani, LaCividina, Cappellini, De Castelli, Gallotti&Radice, Bosa, Nodus, Mirage to special commissions for major brands and museums like Hermès, La Triennale di Milano, Wallpaper*, MAXXI, M+ Hong Kong, Antolini, Tod’s, AgustaWestland, Alcantara. And now large scale Metaverse + NFT projects for international clients & partners.

Their genesis NFT “Living Vase 01” for the Vogue NFT Collection was successfully sold out on OpenSea in November 2021. In Sept 2022, they were appointed as Founding Metaverse Architects for an upcoming NFT & Metaverse Experience platform.

Education

  • MDes Conceptual Design in Context, Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • BA (HONS) Industrial Design, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professional Practice

  • Lanzavecchia + Wai (SG) – Director (Partner, Francesca Lanzavecchia) (2010 to present)

Publications & Exhibitions

2022

  • Nebula for Trussardi Casa , Salone del Mobile, Hall 07 – Booth C23-E20, Milan Fairgrounds, Rho – Milan, 07 – 12 JUN
  • Nena Stools for Zanotta, Salone del Mobile, Hall 16 – Booth A15-B14, Milan Fairgrounds, Rho – Milan, 07 – 12 JUN
  • Piuma Collection for MYYOUR, Salone del Mobile, Hall 10 – Booth D03, Milan Fairgrounds, Rho – Milan, 07 – 12 JUN
  • VELENI for Particle, Design Miami / Basel, Hall 1 Süd – Booth C17, Messe Basel, Messepi 10 – Basel (CH), 14 – 19 June
  • Living Vase 02 : V1 “HALCYON” & V2 “TWILIGHT” / London Tech Week ’22 | with EDB Singapore & Brytehall, Queen Elizabeth II Centre | Albert Room, Broad Sanctuary – London, 13 – 14 JUN

2019

  • Wallpaper* Handmade X. Palazzo dei Tessuti. Milan, 09 – 13 APR
  • Material District 2019. Rotterdam Ahoy. Rotterdam, 12 – 14 MAR
  • Wallpaper* Handmade 2019. National Museum of Singapore. Singapore, 07 MAR – 10 JUN

2018

  • Reciprocity Design Liege. La Boverie. Liege, 05 OCT – 25 NOV
  • Selected 2018. Universal Museum Joanneum. Graz, 5 MAY – 03 JUNE
  • Triennale Design Museum 11: Storie. Triennale di Milano, Milan 14 APR 2018 – 20 JAN 2019
  • Sendmethefuture. Subalterno1 – Milan, 19 FEB – 30 APR
  • 100×100 Achille. Fondazione Achille Castiglioni – Milan, 19 FEB – 30 APR
  • The Bicycle Renaissance. Triennale di Milano – Milan, 2 MAR – 2 APR
  • See Yourself E(x)ist. Pratt Manhattan Gallery – New York 7 DEC 2017 – 18 FEB 2018

2017

  • Fifty Years of Singapore Design. National Design Center – Singapore, 10 MAR 2015 – 31 DEC 2017
  • Aqua Art Miami 2017. Aqua Hotel – Miami, 6-9 DEC
  • Signals. Habitare:Interior Design and Furniture Fair – Helsinki, 12-16 SEPT
  • Animali in Scatola. Galleria Giuseppe Pero – Milan, 4-9 APR
  • White Young, White in the City. Class Editori Space – Milan, 4-9 APR
  • Talisman, contemporary symbolic objects. Palazzo Clerici Milan – Milan, 4-9 APR
  • Action Giromari House of Birds. La Triennale di Milano – Milan, 4-9 APR
  • SaloneSatellite. 20 Years of New Creativity. Fabbrica del Vapore – Mlian, 5-25 APR
  • NEW OLD. London Design Museum – London, 12 JAN – 19 FEB
  • Bussa coi Piedi. Galleria Secondome – Rome, 1 DEC 2016 – 27 JAN 2017

2016

  • Atom: The Cutting Factory. La Triennale di Milano – Milan, 11 – 30 NOV
  • W. Woman in Design. Triennale Design Museum – Milan, 02 APR 2016 – 19 FEB 2017
  • White Flag. London Design Biennale – London, 7 – 27 SEPT
  • New Craft. Fabbrica del Vapore – Milan, 02 APR – 12 SEPT
  • Looking at Tod’s Leo. Tod’s Boutique – Milan, 16 – 18 APR | New York, 17-24 MAY
  • A Matter of Perception: Tradition and Technology. Palazzo Litta, Milan 13-18 APR
  • Singapore Design: The Alchemists. Singapore Art Museum – Singapore, 16 – 31 JAN

2015 – 2010 exhibition list here : https://www.lanzavecchia-wai.com/about/

Recent Awards

  • 2018, “Archiproducts Design Award” for Pebble Vanity/Desk designed for Living Divani
  • 2018, Land Rover BORN Awards, Home (International)
  • 2016, Red Dot Award 2016 for Product Design “Transition” tile system for MIRAGE
  • 2015, “Innovation in Inclusive Design Practice Award” Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2014, Elle Deco International Design Award “Young Design Talents of the Year” Winner
  • 2014, “FLYdeas for the City” AgustaWestland X INTERNI Magazine Contest. Winner
  • 2013, “Life-Enhancer of the Year” Wallpaper* Design Awards Nomination
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