Encompassing the fields of architecture, sculpture, interior and furniture design, Chi Wing Lo’s prolific output has long been recognized internationally for its evocativeness in thought, gracefulness in form and meticulousness in every detail.
Lo’s solo sculpture exhibitions include: Chi Wing Lo: The Light & Soul of an Object at the Museo dell'Alto Tavoliere in San Severo, Italy, 2011, Chi Wing Lo: Journey of the Imagination at the Yi&C Contemporary Art Gallery in Taipei, 2012; Chi Wing Lo: Timeless Domain at the Milan Triennale Museum in 2014, Chi Wing Lo: Vision of a Civilization and Chi Wing Lo: Jianlong 1055 at the Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery in Hong Kong in 2013 and 2015. His sculptures are favored by prominent international art collectors.
Chi Wing Lo was the recipient of the 2015 DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer award. Every year, this award, co-organized by the HKDC and CreateHK of the HKSAR Government, recognizes a designer of Chinese origin who has accomplished outstanding achievements in his or her own discipline, and who is dedicated to furthering design through educational activities, participation in professional organizations, and social commitment. The International Judging Panel is very impressed by Chi Wing Lo’s body of work, which “...always embrace(s) timelessness and effortless synthesis of ideas and new possibilities, and rigorous reinterpretation of life and place.” Indeed, moving seamlessly across the fields of architecture, sculpture, furniture and interior design, Lo has cultivated a multi-faceted career that stems from his unique artistic spirit and belief.
Founder of DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO, a brand of furniture designed and made in Italy under his close direction, Lo has been active in Italy for more than two decades. His works have long been recognized in and beyond the eminent circle of contemporary Italian design. In 2006, Lo was among the Italian Delegation chosen to transmit the essence of Italian design to Russia. His aspiration for timelessness has brought his designs to international attention and many of his earlier works continue to be extremely sought after today.
In 2007, Lo was invited by the Hong Kong Design Centre to contribute a design to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Hong Kong‘s unification with China. The same year, Radio Television Hong Kong broadcast a documentary of his life and work. He was the art director for Giorgetti from 2004-2006 and was the chairman of the jury for the St. Petersburg Design Biennale in 2009. His Tower House in Athens was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize in Architecture in 2009. In Foshan, Guangdong, in 2010, he organized and chaired an international design conference with the theme of addressing the need for original design in China.
Raised in Hong Kong, Lo received his Master Degree in Architecture from Harvard University with the best thesis prize in 1988. He taught at the Syracuse University, NY, and was a member of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. Having served as a visiting critic to different universities and as a frequent speaker at design events, Lo has a multidisciplinary practice, integrating art, architecture, interior and furniture design for exclusive projects in Milan, Athens, London, Istanbul, Yalta, Dubai, Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen.