Itay Laniado has a totally bizarre project that I kind of love: "extracting genetic features out of family pictures and using them as a starting point for product development." What? Really?
I'm not really sure what this means or how the designer chose what to "extract," but that's all ok. The end result—glueless birch furniture tensioned by colored string—is pretty interesting, and it's refreshing to see a process that isn't justified every step of the way.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.