Judging Panel
Chi Wing LO

Founder, DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO Italia and 1ness

Italy

 

Photo by Cho Youtao

Encompassing the fields of architecture, sculpture, interior, furniture and object designs, Chi Wing Lo’s prolific output has long been recognised, in and beyond the eminent circle of contemporary Italian design, by his evocativeness in thought, gracefulness in form and meticulousness in every detail.

Founder of DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO Italia and 1ness, 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. His aspiration for timelessness has brought his designs to international attention and many of his earlier works continue to be much sought after today.

In 2007, Lo was invited by the HKDC to contribute a design to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Hong Kong‘s handover to China. 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. Same year, his tower house was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize in Architecture. At Foshan in 2010, he organised and chaired an international design conference on a theme addressing the need of original design in China. This year, he also founded 1ness, uniting wisdom and sensibility of past and present by creating objects that are lasting, simple and essential.

Since 2012, Lo has also presented his sculptures in solo exhibitions at contemporary art galleries in Italy and the South East Asia. His sculptures are favored by prominent international art collectors.

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 had been a member of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. His designs for exclusive projects are in Milan, Athens, London, Istanbul, Yalta, Dubai, Shanghai Beijing and Shenzhen.