Thu, 09 May



Guardians of the Built Environment | The Clarity of Design

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Guardians of the Built Environment | The Clarity of Design

Time & Location

09 May 2019, 08:00 – 9:30

HOK, 90 Whitfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4EZ, UK

About The Event

We are delighted to announce that Yorgo Lykouria will be our Thinking Out Loud guest speaker on Thursday 9th May 2019. He is an award winning architect, product designer, film maker and Creative Director of Rainlight; a design studio based in London and Los Angeles.

Yorgo will share his thinking on the clarity of design. He suggests, people often refer to good design as having a quality of simplicity. Yorgo states that as we all know simplicity itself, is not simple; and that a great deal of considered thought and refinement is given to arrive at something poignant and simple.

Yorgo’s philosophy is that with good design we are crafting an identity and a narrative; and is the mark we leave behind to represent our own times. A wordless expression that is translated through composition and form.

Speaker: Yorgo Lykouria, Rainlight

Yorgo Lykouria is an award winning architect, product designer, writer, and film Maker based in London with more than twenty years’ experience. He continues to establish a design culture that creates resonant, visionary work.

Prior to creating Rainlight, Yorgo ran the multidisciplinary studio, Lykouria, for 12 years in London. His broad spectrum of work includes automotive interiors for Ferrari, furniture for Vitra, Moroso, and Akaba, bathroom systems for Alape and Dornbracht, and partition systems for Lindner and Clestra. He has a masters degree in architecture and became the youngest design leader at Helmut Jahn’s architecture studio in Chicago, where he worked for 8 years on large scale international projects including the acclaimed Sony Centre in Berlin, the Post Tower in Bonn, the Cologne/Bonn Airport and the Bayer HQ building in Leverkusen. His work in film includes feature film screenplays, music videos and short films, including the Soliloquy Pictures Shakespeare Short films project, with the award winning ‘Verona.’

“More than just giving form, I focus on how the products we design can enhance the narrative of living in the present. I want to reintroduce moments of wonder and conscious reflection in everyday life. My process begins with an open mind.”

We very much look forward to welcoming you to our Studio on Thursday 9th May 2019.