Hunn Wai

Singaporean, born 1980

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Hunn Wai

Singaporean, born 1980

Biography

Hunn Wai is one half of the design collaborative Lanzavecchia + Wai, along with his wife Francesca Lanzavecchia, whom he met while studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven under Gijs Bakker. The pair describe the role of designers as encompassing “researchers, engineers, craftsmen, and story-tellers,” and base their practice around designing pieces that “fulfill the human need to communicate through objects.” The duo are known for fusing state-of-the-art functionality with thoughtful, clean, organic forms—as in their delicate-looking prosthetics, multi-purpose furniture made from flexible textiles, gorgeous Rococo-inspired ping pong-cum-dining table, and “No Country for Old Men” collection of aids for the elderly. Wai says he is “fascinated by the collisions and fusions of materials, meanings, and forms.”

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Biography

Hunn Wai is one half of the design collaborative Lanzavecchia + Wai, along with his wife Francesca Lanzavecchia, whom he met while studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven under Gijs Bakker. The pair describe the role of designers as encompassing “researchers, engineers, craftsmen, and story-tellers,” and base their practice around designing pieces that “fulfill the human need to communicate through objects.” The duo are known for fusing state-of-the-art functionality with thoughtful, clean, organic forms—as in their delicate-looking prosthetics, multi-purpose furniture made from flexible textiles, gorgeous Rococo-inspired ping pong-cum-dining table, and “No Country for Old Men” collection of aids for the elderly. Wai says he is “fascinated by the collisions and fusions of materials, meanings, and forms.”

Articles Featuring Hunn Wai
The Art of Table Tennis
May 17th, 2013
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