Background. Lola Lely is a Vietnamese-born, British Artist and Designer based in London. A true 21st century Renaissance woman, she is an indefatigable traveler, and knows all the secrets of silversmith and tattooing. However, her true passion lies in the arts and design. Lola holds a Master’s degree in Design Products from the Royal College of Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally including, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Design Museum in London and at Art Basel, Switzerland.
Signature Style. Lely’s work is process and narrative-based. Storytelling, heritage and a respect for craft are important elements of her approach. She practices craft in fresh and unexpected ways by linking contemporary practices with age-old techniques. Her designs are marked by clean lines, idiosyncratic style, and strong sense of color; and always imbued with a sense of bold playfulness.
Showstoppers. Some iconic tables bound to be instant conversation pieces in any décor. By mixing contrasting materials, unexpected textures, and unconventional shapes, Lely has created some singular designs worthy of a museum display.
She Loves. Anything by the Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, Sergio Rodrigues’s Mole Chair, Isamu Noguchi’s light pieces.
What’s Up. An upcoming exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in Bruton, Somerset; and an exciting collaboration with The Invisible Collection.