Atelier LAVIT is an architectural and design practice based in Paris. Architecture and Design move in an appealing parallel course, nurtured by spectacular and photographic experience, in quest of a conceptual essentiality, yet not material, perpetuating a timeless production.

 

46 rue Sainte Anne - 75002 PARIS

contact@atelier-lavit.com

Born 1986, Marco Lavit studied architecture at Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris and at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne. He graduated at ESA in 2011 with a dissertation on wineries design. His sensibility towards design took shape at the studio of the architect and designer Riccardo Blumer. His time at LAN Architecture further strengthened his architectural direction, with a strong focus on design culture and attention for detail.

Marco founded his architecture and design practice, Atelier LAVIT, in 2014 together with Carlo Lavit. Since then, the practice has been active in France and Italy. Atelier LAVIT’s work originates from the dialogue with artisans and their savoir-faire, especially Made in Italy. Architecture and design often proceed in parallel, striving to reach essential forms. This approach results in an extemporal production, which does not follow trends, but rather lets the strength of raw materials speak for the designs themselves.

In 2014 Atelier LAVIT conceived Venezia, an iron and leather seat which catches the eye for the fluidity and elegance of its line. Venezia was originally designed for the Venice Architecture Biennale, but it was later exhibited all across Europe: at Great Design Gallery (Paris), at Centre Pompidou (Paris), as part of the retrospective on Le Corbusier, at Spazio Rossana Orlandi (Milan) and at Impermanent Collection (Brussels). Today, Venezia, the coffee table Reconvexo and the sofa Atem are represented exclusively by Nilufar Gallery in Milan.

In architecture, the studio has a preference for the use of wood, often applied to unusual and innovative housing structures. In 2017 Atelier LAVIT realized an exclusive tree house for the Park of Raray Castle, France, and a series of surprising, floating cabins for an hotel in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France.

Marco is one of the Rising Talents for Maison & Objet Paris 2018 and he is teaching at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris.

 

TEACHING

2018   Ecole Studio Créa Paris // Bachelor Design Jury
2018   Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture Paris // Architecture Professor
2018   Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture Paris // HMONP Architecture jury
2017   ENSA Nantes-Mauritius in Port Louis // Bamboo furniture design workshop
2017   Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture Paris // HMONP Architecture jury
2015   Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture Paris // DESA Architecture  jury
2010   Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture Paris // Professor Assistant (Prof. Daniel Dendra)
2010   Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture Paris // Professor Assistant (Prof. Marc Vaye)

TALKS

2018   Institute BIG - Center for Creative Economics in Ljubljana // Wooden Tourist Architecture
2018   DOX Center of Contemporary Art in Prague // Congress on Living, Interior Design and Architecture LIVING FORUM
2018   Design Week in Varese // Architecture and Design, universality of the gesture
2018   Embassy of Italy in Paris // Italian Design Day
2018   Maison&Objet Paris // Rising Talents: The New Stars of Italian Design
2017   ENSA Nantes-Mauritius in Port Louis // Bamboo Architecture in Mauritius
2017   Elle Decor Grand Hotel in Milan // Art Design and Public Places
2017   Design Week in Varese // Architecture and Design
2017   Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture of Paris // HMONP talk

EXPOSITIONS / AWARDS

2018   AD Italia // 7 for the Future Award
2018   Nilufar Gallery // Milan Design Week
2018   Maison&Objet Paris // Rising Talent Awards
2018   Embassy of Italy in Paris // Maison&Objet Rising Talent Awards
2017   Elle Decor Grand Hotel in Milan // The Open House
2017   Nilufar Gallery // Milan Design Week
2016   Nilufar Gallery // Milan Design Week
2015   Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris // Panerai for Le Corbusier
2015   Impermanent Collection Brussels // Issue 01
2015   Spazio Rossana Orlandi // Milan Design Week
2015   Palazzo Litta // Milan Design Week
2015   Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica // Milan Design Week
2014   Great Design Gallery in Paris // Have a seat