This time, Best Design Guides will introduce you to Marco Lavit Nicora, one of the Maison et Objet 2018’s Rising Stars. Marco Lavi Nicora‘s work is completely based on the proximity and the dialogue he has with artisans, particularly Italian ones because he has always favoured the excellence of Italian craftsmanship. Join us and get to know a little more about the Italian Rising Star.
After concluding his architecture studies at the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Marco Lavit Nicora starter to collaborate with Riccardo Blumer, whose influence has contributed to his remarkable affinity with object design, and with Paris-based studio LAN Architecture.
In 2014, he founded Atelier Lavit in Paris, where he now resides, a project that beautifully merges Italy and France, and which is mostly focused on design and architecture. Marco Lavi Nicora’s work is entirely based on the proximity and dialogue he has with artisans, especially Italian artisans, as he has always favoured the excellence of Italian craftsmanship. The video below is the perfect example of his work ethics, where we can see the work of one of his artisans.
The same year, he revealed a new version of one of his best-known pieces: the Venezia lounge chair – a metal structure clad in leather – designed especially for the Venice Design Biennial and displayed at the Centre Pompidou in Pairs during the retrospective exhibition on Le Corbusier.
For Marco Lavit Nicora, a lounge chair is “the most complex piece imaginable to design: because no other type of furniture interacts with the body quite as much, almost like an article of clothing.” In 2017, he also designed a treehouse for the park of the Château de Raray, as well as several floating cabins for a hotel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
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“Marco Lavit Nicora is a young talent, heir to a long line of Italian designers who have placed function at the core of their practice and who have learnt to use only the best materials and artisans our country has to offer to achieve that vision. I was especially moved by how light his pieces look, despite the fact that they are deeply anchored in classical design.” – Fashion designer Rosita Missoni
At Maison & Objet 2018, Marco Lavit Nicora will be presenting his signature Venezia collection, with the Reconvexo table and Atem, a modular sofa. Everything was produced exclusively by Milan-based Nilufar Gallery, as well as another project still in development: a chest of drawers incorporating a table and stool.
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