Lorenzo Nassimbeni believes that the drawings that architects make should be elevated to the level of artworks. In this TEDxSoweto 2012 Talk, he takes us through a journey of his portfolio of work where this conviction vividly comes to life.
Architecture meets fine art in the work of Lorenzo Nassimbeni. From wallcovering, to fabric and mural design, Nassimbeni’s portfolio is unified by a signature architectural style of drawing: a distillation of black line on white background. His mural designs complement the spaces of Neil Ellis Wines, Stellenbosch and the residence of Zolani Mahola, lead singer of Freshlyground. At the time of the talk, Nassimbeni was also working on a bespoke fabric collection for a furniture range designed by the company ‘WORK’.
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