During this talk, Lani Adeoye will discuss Studio Lani’s Journey and using design as a mediation tool to seek harmony and merge seemingly different worlds.
Lani Adeoye is a Nigerian Canadian artist and designer. She is driven by conceptual curiosity and cultural expression coupled with a thirst for innovation. She uses design as a mediation tool; fusing tradition and modernity, merging Art, Craft & Design; whilst expressing intangible cultural concepts.
Prior to studying at Parsons - 'The New School,' Lani worked as a Management and IT Consultant to Fortune Global 100 clients; following her graduation from McGill University, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Commerce. Her versatility as a designer is a testament to her eclectic roots and diverse life experiences, having lived in four major cities, namely Lagos, Montreal, Toronto, and New York.
As a design consultant, she has developed concepts for various brands including YouTube, Bacchus and NetGear. Conceptualizing unique products and experiences with immense intangible value.
Most recently, Lani was selected by Elle Décor as part of its ‘Women of the World: 75 Global Female Designers Worth Celebrating.’ Dwell Magazine also included her in its annual list of ‘Young Guns – New Designers Making Waves.’ And in 2017, she won the Wanted Design’s Launch Pad Furniture Competition in New York City.
Studio-Lani creates sculptural lighting and furniture pieces, that express an organic rhythm and a sense of visual harmony.
Driven by conceptual curiosity, handmade craftsmanship and cultural preservation, her pieces celebrate West African elegance with a contemporary sensibility. In addition, as a conscious design studio, she works closely with various artisans in Nigeria and strives to positively impact the community. Studio-Lani’s pieces has been featured in Architectural Digest, Design Milk, Elle Decor, Vogue, Design Indaba and Dwell amongst other publications.
Studio-Lani is on a journey to redefine heritage whilst creating pieces today for your tomorrow.