Inès Lamunière

Architecture, Design, Milano

Salone del Mobile 2019

Architecture, Design

Salone del Mobile 2019

On the occasion of Salone del Mobile 2019, Istituto Svizzero is pleased to present
“It’s All About Space”
by Inès Lamunière (dl-a / designlab-architecture, Geneva)

Inès, what can you do with this space? … Too long, too high – the existing space needs some kind of repair.
I decided to move a very big diamond-shaped form into it. Constructed as an object, it will never be perceived as such. Its outer faces, however, will play with the existing walls. Coloured pink and orange, they will enhance and densify our sense of a new, joyful space that can be walked into.
The soundtrack of a short dialogue between Inès Lamunière and Laurent Stalder will accompany the exhibition.

Inès Lamunière is a practicing architect and professor – a dual architectural career that won her the Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim in 2011 and saw her made a Chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters in 2017.
Born in Geneva, she studied architecture at EPFL and then at the Swiss Institute in Rome. She settled her practice in Geneva, from where she has accomplished a wide range of important buildings and projects.
Now labelled dl‐a / designlab‐architecture, her office is currently designing the new central Geneva underground station, the master plan for a new condensed urban district, smaller but significant building projects for housing and institutional offices, and is working on the renewal of a number of iconic modernist projects such as the WCC and ILO buildings in Geneva.
She has taught architectural design at ETHZ, EPFL and the GSD Harvard.

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