A series of conversations with the world’s most interesting and innovative designers, working across interiors, architecture, furniture, product, industrial design and more. A podcast from Design Anthology.
Draga & Aurel
Founded in 2007, Draga & Aurel is a multidisciplinary studio working at the intersection of art, furniture and collectible design from the Italian city of Como. Its namesake founders join Suzy Annetta on the line from their studio for a conversation about how they met, their influences and running both a creative practice and life together
Antonio Citterio is a renowned Italian architect, furniture and industrial designer. In 2000, he co-founded cross-disciplinary practice ACPV Architects. He also works independently for companies ranging from Hermes to Vitra. He joins Suzy Annetta on the line from Milan.
Based in Hong Kong, Bryant Lu is the vice-chairman of Ronald Lu & Partners. Established by his father in 2000, the firm has six offices across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, tackling high profile projects including Tencent’s new headquarters in Shanghai. Lu is also an advocate for Hong Kong’s cultural scene, holding roles at M+ and the Hong Kong Arts Centre. He joins Suzy Annetta on the line from Hong Kong.
Michele de Lucchi
Famed Italian architect Michele De Lucchi has a portfolio of work and roster of clients that spans the globe, having designed for some of the industry’s most influential brands. He now runs AMDL Circle, his architectural practice focused on an open, human-centred approach. He’s on the line from his base in Milan, where he joins Suzy Annetta in conversation.
Founded in the 1970s, Studio MK27 is made up of a global network of 40 architects and collaborators, working collectively to develop projects that pay homage to Brazilian modernism. Suzy Annetta is joined by two of its directors, Marcio Kogan and Diana Radomysler, on the line from Sao Paolo.
Since its founding in 1987, skincare brand Aesop has been renowned for its commitment to design and hospitality. Aesop‘s global retail design director Marianne Lardilleux joins editorial director Simone Schultz on the line from Paris to discuss the brand‘s philosophies on design, community and sustainability.