CHI WING LO
CHI WING LO architect designer & sculptor founder of DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO Italia & 1ness 卢志荣 建筑师 设计师 雕塑家 DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO Italia 及 1ness「一方」品牌创始人 Recipient of theWorld’s Outstanding Chinese Designer award 2015, ChiWing Lo’s works encompass the fields of architecture, sculpture, interior and furniture design. His prolific output has long been recognized, in and beyond the eminent circle of contemporary Italian design, for his evocativeness in thought, gracefulness in form and meticulousness in every detail. Since 2012, Lo has also presented his sculptures in solo exhibitions: The Light and Soul of an Object at the Museo dell’Alto Tavoliere in San Severo, Italy, Timeless Domain at the Triennale Museum in Milan, Journey of Imagination at the Yi & C Contemporary Art Gallery in Taipei, Vision of a Civilization and Jianlong 1055 at the Kwai Fung Hin Art gallery in Hong Kong, Scholarly Implements at the Xiling Seal Art Society Gallery in Hangzhou, Inner Garden at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, SYNTHESIS The Silence of His World to inaugurate the opening of the Damei Art Center in Beijing, AURA at the Serindia Gallery in Bangkok and most recently ESSENCE Chi Wing Lo at China Design Museum, Hangzhou. His works are favored by prominent international art collectors. 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 more than two decades. He was the art director for GIORGETTI from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, Lo was among the Italian Delegates to transmit the spirit of Italian design in Russia. His aspiration for timelessness has brought his designs to international attention and many of his earlier works continue to be much sought after today. Infusing poetry with usefulness, Lo’s 1ness works are inspired by materials and technique that have passed on to our generation. He wishes to unite wisdom and sensibility of past and present, creating works that are lasting, simple and essential. His insights into the art of making reveals how he would arrest unexplored potentials that could open up new possibilities and ideas. Lo reexamines conventional productions with observance and empathy. He wishes his works can help to rejuvenate a craft from falling into oblivion by bringing it closer to the need and spirit of our time. He believes this rigorous reinterpretations, however bound by set perimeters, can propel forward more viable alternatives. Like how he sees his architecture, sculpture, interior and furniture, Lo hopes they can occupy a special place in the inner domain of our habitation, reconnecting us to the healthy essentiality of life and living. In 2007, Lo was invited by the Hong Kong Design Centre 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, Guangdong, in 2010, he organized and chaired an international design conference on a theme addressing the need of original design in China. Raised in Hong Kong, Lo received his Master Degree in Architecture from Harvard University with the best thesis prize in 1988. He had taught at the Syracuse University, NY, and was 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, Istanbul, Dubai, Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen.