Atelier LAVIT is an architectural and design practice based in Paris. Architecture and Design move naturally in a parallel conversation, nurtured by photographic experience. Continually in quest for a conceptual essentiality, perpetuating a journey of timeless production.
46 rue Sainte Anne - 75002 PARIS
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 (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.
In 2018 Marco won the Rising Talents Award for Maison & Objet Paris and the AD Seven for the Future Award. He is teaching at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture (ESA) in Paris.
2019 Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture Paris // Architecture Professor
2019 Living Forum Prague // International Jury Member
2018 SciencePo Paris // Master 1 Urbanism // Jury
2018 Volume Zero // Aquatecture Architecture Competition // Jury
2018 Ecole Studio Créa Paris // Bachelor Design Jury
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)
2019 M.E.C.I // Ordine degli Architetti di Lecco // La qualità del progetto tra estetica e funzione
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
2019 Great Design Gallery // Collectible design fair - Brussels
2018 GCP wood cabins Hotel // Archdaily Best Project 2018 (shortlisted)
2018 ORIGIN tree house Hotel // Archdaily Best Project 2018 (shortlisted)
2018 GCP wood cabins Hotel // Archilovers Best Project 2018
2018 ORIGIN tree house Hotel // Archilovers Best Project 2018
2018 AD Italia // 7 for the Future Award
2018 Nilufar Gallery // Milan Design Week
2018 Maison&Objet Paris // Rising Talent Award
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 // Have a seat - Paris