Dante Donegani & Giovanni Lauda
Designers at D&L studio
Dante Donegani was born in Pinzolo (Trento) in 1957 and holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Florence (1983). From 1987 to 1991 he worked at Olivetti. Giovanni Lauda was born in Naples in 1956, and holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Naples. From 1988 to 1991 he was part of the studio Morozzi & Partners. In 1992 they found D&L, a Milan based architecture, interior design, and design studio. They developed booths and displays for fairs and exhibitions, and designed products for several companies such as Luceplan, Edra, Radice, Viceversa, Rotaliana. They collaborate with the didactic activity at Domus Academy in Milan; in 2001 they curated the exhibition “Italy-Japan: Design come stile di vita” (Italy-Japan: Design as a life style), in Kobe and Yokohama; in 2004 some of their works were exhibited at the “Metamorphosis” Architecture Biennale in Venice. Their chaise longue “Passepartout”, designed for Edra, is now exhibited in the permanent collection of Triennale di Milano and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Their lamp Lisca by Rotaliana was awarded the IF design award in 2006. Multipot, designed for Rotaliana, was awarded the Compasso d’Oro in 2008.
“Domus Academy: this 30st anniversary is an important occasion to re-live the moments in which our personal and professional occurrences have crossed paths with those of the school. A story lived in an intense manner first by students, then by teachers and also shared with many friends participating into the exhibition.”
Among their works: