Lyndon Neri is a founding Partner of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, an interdisciplinary international architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China with an additional office in London, UK.

Neri and his partner Rossana Hu have received many awards, including Maison&Objet Asia Designers of the Year 2015 and Wallpaper* Designers of the Year 2014.

Besides award-winning architecture and interiors, Neri has been actively involved in teaching and research, lecturing and curating exhibitions around the world. The firm has designed products for many brands, including BD Barcelona Design, Classicon, Gandia Blasco, JIA, LEMA, Meritalia, MOOOI, Parachilna, Stellar Works, Porro, Nanimarquina, Fritz Hansen, Wallpaper* Handmade and neri&hu.

“One should build only those things which by their excellence are worthy of being destroyed.” (Jean Baudrillard)

 In response to China’s dramatic developmental demands, designers globally have recently been grappling with new ways to understand the practice and production of design in this ‘new frontier.’ The situation has required a new thought paradigm for approaching specific issues related to designing, planning and building in China.

Scholarly works covering history, criticism, and theory have slowly begun to emerge and take shape in an attempt to answer many difficult questions confronting this context. The most glaring of these difficult questions is the lack of a cohesive design language that can be considered culturally rooted in and, at the same time, share a universal sense of purpose. Design in today’s China not only lacks an identity for the nation to assert, but also lacks a Manifesto.



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Punch, Shanghai, 2015 (photo by Dirk Weiblen).
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The Waterhouse at South Bund, Shanghai, China, 2010 (photo by Pedro Pegenaute).
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BaiLu for LEMA, 2012.