Lorenz * Kaz 2008: concepts between product and exterior design
At 2008 edition of Milan week of design (April 16 to 21), Lorenz*Kaz design studio, founded in 2001 in Milan by Catharina Lorenz and Steffen Kaz, will present three important projects in furniture design and architecture:
1. The Flower Tower – graphic design for external claddings in DuPont Corian®
2. Tonic – Collection of chairs and seats
3. Otis - four leg table for DE PADOVA
“The Flower Tower” c/o Via Durando 10, Milan
an installation by DuPont™ Corian®, Avantgarde, TechLab Italia, Lorenz*Kaz, with the support of Politecnico di Milano
After having created the interior design concept of “Corian® Design – Milano Store”, showroom dedicated to DuPont™ Corian® solid surface, one of the most important materials and brands of US company DuPont, Lorenz*Kaz sign a further important project concerning DuPont™ Corian®: the graphic design of “The Flower Tower”, an external cladding project involving the tower hosting the office of Avantgarde company in via Durando 10, inside the Politecnico di Milano (University campus).
Catharina Lorenz and Steffen Kaz have developed the graphic design of “The Flower Tower”, an installation created to display and promote the possibilities of DuPont™ Corian® as external cladding solution of buildings, an application area explored by DuPont in Italy collaboration with Avantgarde company.
Since the beginning of the Milan week of design, the tower hosting Avantgarde company’s offices will feature an external cladding made with DuPont™ Corian® applied via avantgarde_system, an innovative and patented framing system conceived by Avantgarde. The surfaces in DuPont™ Corian® will incorporate a flower pattern designed by Catharina Lorenz and Steffen Kaz. The pattern is permanently applied to DuPont™ Corian® (like a sort of tattoo) via a versatile technology defined “image transfer by sublimation”.
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Milanese Lorenz * Kaz design studio (www.lorenz-kaz.com) was founded in 2001 by Catharina Lorenz and Steffen Kaz, both german designers living and working in Italy since the mid Nineties.
What characterises their creativity is the accurate quest for perfection and a hybrid “nordic - italian” imprint of their designs, aware of its origins and always willing to transform and evolve them into something new and innovative.
Renowned firms and brands like De Padova, OmniDecor® and DuPont™ Corian® have all confided in the skills and creativity of Lorenz * Kaz. Furthermore , the designers’ projects are part of the collections of companies like Bedont, Antonio Lupi, Present Perfekt, Rossin, Zeitraum and Zoltan.
Beyond these prestigious collaborations, Catharina Lorenz and Steffen Kaz are designing, producing and commercialising their own Lorenz * Kaz branded collection.