Savvas Laz

 
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Savvas Laz is a designer with a true passion for the sensual and the exceptional. He is dedicated to creating bespoke, handcrafted objects that celebrate the superior quality, allure and richness of the arts and crafts.
Storytelling is an essential ingredient in his design process. Historical research in combination with material exploration and impeccable craftsmanship come together to create collectible objects that fuse the extravagant with the minimal, and imbue the everyday with playfulness and pleasure.
After completing a master’s degree in civil engineering, Savvas Laz graduated from the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship of ÉCAL (École Cantonale D’ art de Lausanne), Switzerland. As a designer, he worked next to Joep Van Leishout at the Atelier Van Leishout in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he developed his skills in sculpture making—an element he always makes part of his work.
Since 2018, the studio of Savvas Laz is based in the historical centre of Athens, Greece.


What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

My latest book discovery: Entryways of Milan
Fav of all times: Sottsass by Phillipe Thome

Most visited blogs, websites? : 

say hi to
Sight Unseen
Dezeen
IGNANT

What apps do you use the most and why?

Instagram because its fast and direct.

Whats currently on your playlist?

What records would you recommend to hear?

Whatever makes you move or think!

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

Because of their iconic set design everybody should watch : Mon Oncle (1958) by Jacques Tati and Ruthless people (1986)

Which artists working today do you admire most?

Joep Van Lieshout
Max Lamp

What are some of your tv top tips right now?

I don't have a TV.

Who are you following?

@sayhito_
@_sightunseen_
@uglydesign
@decorhardcore
@the_80s_interior

What tools do you use in your work?

Only my hands.

What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

Apartamento
Wallpaper
Fantastic Man
PIN-UP magazine
DAMN

What are your favorite gadgets?

Beoplay A2 speaker by Bang & Olufsen

LINKS

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ARTICLE INFO & CREDITS

Portrait image by © Konstantinos Flamiatos
Images by © Athanasios Gatos, Savvas Laz