Rossana Hu. LAN Sofa, 2018. LAN collection for GAN, designed by Neri&Hu  Photo 8 of 14 in A New Book Brings to Light the Profound Impact of Women Designers

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Architect Rossana Hu and her husband and partner in practice Lyndon Neri explore what they refer to as a transitional style between old and new across continents, rejecting the idea that they represent simply a modern Chinese aesthetic. Hu embraces a synthesis between interior design and architecture, arguing for a greater integration of intellectual discourse in the former, and a more holistic approach to the latter, which she reflects in furniture like the Lan sofa. The piece blends Eastern and Western design sensibilities: The deep indigo hue references Chinese home decoration traditions while the extended fabric back component emphasizes Spanish manufacturer Gan’s history as a textile brand.

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