Fernando Laposse

Biography

Fernando Laposse considers important environmental concerns through extensive research into the location of materials and their historical and cultural connotations. This has fuelled his passionate interest in sustainability, reversing the loss of biodiversity and community disenfranchisement. His sisal bench presents the material in its raw state to demonstrate the simplicity of process from plant to final product. Fernando harvests and crushes the fibres, combs and knots it by hand to make his hairy furniture pieces. 

 

Fernando has exhibited in international group shows such as Future Heritage, London (2019); Broken Nature at the Triennale di Milano (2019); Nature at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian, New York (2019); Food, Bigger than the plate, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2019); Victor Papenek, The Politics of Design, Vitra Design Museum (2018); and Design after Darwin, Venice Design Biennale (2017). In 2018, he was a Hublot Design Prize finalist and was part of the Beazley Designs of the Year at the Design Museum, London.

Works
  • Fernando Laposse, Sisal Pup, 2021
    Fernando Laposse
    Sisal Pup, 2021
    Agave Sisal Covered Stool
    40 H x 60 W x 45 D cm
  • Fernando Laposse, Sisal Dog, 2019
    Fernando Laposse
    Sisal Dog, 2019
    Agave Sisal Covered Bench
    43 H x 50 W x 150 L cm
  • Fernando Laposse, Sisal Table, 2019
    Fernando Laposse
    Sisal Table, 2019
    Agave Sisal and Glass
    39 H x 130 ø cm