lazzoni + rit
Metaproject 13 participants will have their designs showcased as part of the 2023 New York City Design Week.
The designs were first displayed at Madison showroom in celebration of the success of the project.
A High-End Collaboration
RIT students created innovative seating solutions in partnership with Lazzoni, merging Vignelli principles with their unique design approaches. Metaproject 13 started in Fall 2022 and concluded in 2023 with 13 designs by students. As a first in project's history, all design are set to be prototyped by Lazzoni.
Selected by Lazzoni
Shell Chair was selected as the winner of the class by Lazzoni. Dylan Malone describes the process as such; “Furniture is my favorite part of design. It’s the intersection between something super functional but also you need to take into account the aesthetics. To me, it’s the perfect balance of where design meets art.”
Transforms from a sleek armchair into a relaxing lounge with just a pull. The tri-tone upholstery gives near infinite customization for any modern home or office. The design language is expandable to a wide range of related products such as loveseats and sectionals.
Arc is an interactive seating device designed for and not to constrain the body. Using Vignelli design sensibilities and Lazzoni's established brand language, this is a seat for the home that allows for lounging, focused work, and everything in between.
"Submerged in a crowd
Am I you or am I me?
Who am I to thee?”
The Havadan Sudan seating object defies typical seating classifications and cultivates a micro-climate of shared consciousness for its participants who are challenged to sit in, on and with its physical structure.
Tas is seating that holds space for the user and encourages conversation in comfort within the vessel. Tas has the ability to be modular and custom for large scale contract work, while also developing an open and comfortable environment for every user and every activity.