DESIGNERS' PROFILES

CHI WING LO

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Founder of DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO, a brand of furniture designed and made in Italy under his close direction. Lo has been actively pursuing design in Italy for almost twenty years. He is still the only Chinese architect and designer to be embraced by the prestigious circle of Italian design tradition.

In 2006, Lo was among the Italian Delegates to transmit the spirit of Italian design in Russia.His aspiration for timelessness has brought his furniture designs to international attention and many of his earlier works continue to be much sought after today.

In 2007, Lo was invited by the Hong Kong Government to contribute a design to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Hong Kong’s unification with China. The same year, the Radio Television Hong Kong broadcast a documentary of his life and work. He was the art director for Giorgetti from 2004-2006 and was the chairman of the jury for the St. Petersburg Design Biennale in 2009.

His tower house in Athens was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize in Architecture in 2009. At Foshan, Guangzhou, in 2010, he organized and chaired an international design conference on a theme addressing the need of original design in China.

In parallel, Lo has also created a series of sculptures that reflect the essence of his architecture and design. A sole exhibition with the titles: Chi Wing Lo - Journey of the Imagination was presented in Taipei, and Chi Wing - Lo Vision of a Civilization is scheduled to be presented in Hong Kong in early 2013.

Raised in Hong Kong, Lo received his Master Degree in Architecture from Harvard University with the best thesis prize in 1988. He is a protégé of Professor Massimo Scolari. Lo had taught at the Syracuse University, NY, and had been a member of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.

Served as a visiting critic in different universities and a frequent speaker in design events, Lo has a multidisciplinary practice, integrating art, architecture, interior and furniture designs for exclusive projects in Milan, Athens, London. Marrakech, Istanbul, Yalta, Beirut, Dubai and Beijing.