Founded in 2004 by partners Lydon Neri and Rossana Hu, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office is an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China with an office in London, UK. Neri&Hu work internationally providing architecture, interior, master planning, graphic and product design services. The multi-cultural staff speaks over 30 different languages, reinforcing a core vision for the practice: to respond to a global worldview, incorporating overlapping design disciplines for a new paradigm in architecture. Neri&Hu believe strongly in research as a design tool.
“Our light proposal pays homage to both the urban and the natural, the rigid and the organic.”
Lyndon Neri-Rossana Hu
The activity of Neri&Hu is founded on constant research and the desire to work on the dynamic interaction of experience, detail, material, shape, and light, rather than adapt to stereotyped formulas.
In a blend of tradition and innovation, Yanzi is a lightweight composition of graphic signs. Balanced structures, such as branches or perches, support multiple stylized figures to provide a variety of versions and qualities of light.
They are iconic swallows with a brushed brass body, with their head like a white glass sphere enclosing light, either flying free or contained in glass cages. There is unique sensibility in matching warm and cold, essential yet refined materials. Yanzi is an open system, ideal for creating lightweight compositions and light landscapes that animate any space with an elegant poetic attitude.
Yanzi collection is available in floor, table and suspension versions.
-Small opal blown glass diffuser.
-Stem in steel.
-Bird body in cast Zamak.
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