About

Laurent Hongisto

 

Born in Kalamazoo MI, grew up in Finland and Germany and studied Product Design in the UK and Italy.

 

The Finnish tendency to simplicity and balance alternates with the lyrical and expressive environment of Lombardy and the foundry sounds of industrial Sheffield. Together, these elements form the mental landscape of my work.

 

Born

1984

Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Studies

 

 

 

 

 

2011

2008

2004

 

 

Thesis

MA Industrial Design, Politecnico di Milano

BA (Hons) Product Design, Sheffield Hallam University

Finnish Air Force Technical School, F-18 Mechanic and
Leadership Training

 

Being Ninì – The Story Shaping the Identity of the Object

Exhibitions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

2012

2011

2011

2011

2009

2008

2008

2007

 

Wool Modern, The Bund, Shanghai

Wool Modern, Hickson Pier, Sydney

Wool Modern, Galleria Kaufhof, Berlin

Wool Modern, La Galleria Pall Mall, London

Accanto a Saporiti, Fondazione Pomodoro, Milano

Northern Line Exhibition, Design Forum Finland, Helsinki

New Designers, London

Creative Spark, Sheffield

Exposition CORIAN ‘vegetal attraction’, L’école de Design, Nantes

Awards

2006

Russell Hobbs Product Design Award

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