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Who is Laurids Galleé?

Giorgia Massari

We already had the opportunity to see Laurids Galleé’s work at Alcova, during this year’s Milan Design Week. What struck us was the sophistication of his products, which combine extreme structural rigour with a delicate romanticism of texture. But who is Laurids Galleé? The Austrian designer‘s career, like that of the greatest designers of our time, started at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. After his initial studies in anthropology, the young designer follows his family’s artistic footprint and combines his interests in human history with those in functional aesthetics. In 2017, he opened his own studio in Rotterdam, where he now lives and works. His research is based on the encounter between traditional methods and innovative materials, with a strong focus on the concept.

Laurids Galleé’s work is very much based on the creative and research process. His aesthetic is not bound to a precise constant but rather evolves from piece to piece depending on the stimuli coming from the materials. The same creative impulses also come from his drawings, which he very often transfers onto the objects themselves, creating delicate textures with a graphic and sometimes oriental feel.

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Written by Giorgia Massari
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