LOT-EK is an award-winning architectural design studio based in New York and Naples, Italy. Founded in 1993 by Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, they have been involved with commercial, institutional and residential projects globally. In addition, LOT-EK has conceived and executed exhibition design and site-specific installations for major cultural institutions and museums, including MoMA, the Whitney Museum, the Walker Art Center and the Guggenheim. They have achieved high visibility for their sustainable and innovative approach to construction, materials and space, through the adaptive reuse (“upcycling”) of existing industrial objects and systems not originally intended for architecture.
Form Us With Love is an internationally acclaimed design studio from Stockholm working with brands like ateljé Lyktan, FontanaArte, Cappellini, DePadova, Muuto, Design House Sthlm and One Nordic Furniture Company. FUWL was started in 2005 by John Löfgren, Jonas Pettersson, and Petrus Palmér. They met studying Product Design at Kalmar University, in Småland, a county in southern Sweden known to be the heartland of Swedish furniture manufacturing. The studio aims to challenge the conventional through design initiatives.