Simplicity generates Quality!

Barbara Ambrosz and Karin Santorso founded design studio Lucy.D in Vienna, Austria in 2003. The two designers want their work to reflect their clear and open minded approach in their projects. True to their vision, they create various products in the fields of product, architecture as well as corporate design. Lucy.D´s vital engagement is to reveal the poetry in everyday life building a basis for developing their inspiring and at the same time practical products. Their design concepts merge form, function and technical aspects of a product in an intelligent way, constantly striving to create harmony and balance between tradition and innovation, sense and sensuality, detail and ensemble.

Ambrosz and Santorso work in an interdisciplinary fashion and are familiar with various technologies from manufactural up to robotic processes. Lucy.D concepts are planned with a high degree of sensitivity for the brand and material in question; Ambrosz and Santorso additionally offer their professional assistance throughout the whole process starting from implementation until the production of the final product. 
Studio Lucy.D´s main locations are Vienna and Upper Austria where they run their workshop. Currently they are working on several new design projects and furniture and are part of the research team in an EU promoted research project for “Robotic WoodCraft in Design” in Vienna at the University of Applied Arts.

Barbara Ambrosz and Karin Santorso both studied Industrial Design at the University of Applied Art in Vienna where Ambrosz also holds lectures since 2008. Their clients include Alessi, J. & L. Lobmeyr, Wiesner-Hager and the hotel chain Wombats. International awards, sponsorships and exhibitions characterize the Lucy.D success story. Tèo, the teaspoon for Alessi is awarded the Menzione d'onore Compasso d'Oro in 2014. Liquid Skin, the drinking bowl for Lobmeyr is now a fixed part of the collection at the Museum of Modern Art in NY and their new cake design line for Vienna's Landtmann’s Fine Patisserie was honoured with the Wallpaper Design Award 2015. 

AWARDS

NOMINATION AUSTRIAN
STATE AWARD FOR DESIGN 2015

for the LANDTMANN COLLECTION, Vienna (AT)

WALLPAPER DESIGN AWARD 2015
Best Coffee and Cake for
LANDTMANN COLLECTION, London (GB)

COMPASSO D'ORO 2014
HONOURABLE MENTION for TÈO,
Milano (IT)

NOMINATION AUSTRIAN
STATE AWARD FOR DESIGN 2013 
for TÈO, Vienna (AT)

TÈO was chosen for the 
ADI Design Index 2012
(Associazione per il Disegno Industriale)

1. prize, TÈO, Gift Fair (NY),
ACCENT ON DESIGN: Excellence in
Product Design Award 2011
(USA)

1. prize, TOGETHER, chair,
competition Promosedia, Udine (IT)

1. prize, GATE 2K,
competition of the City of Vienna  (AT)

2. prize, ROCKING CHAIR,
competition for Homogen (AT)

2. prize, LIQUID SKIN, drinking cup,
Palermo Design Week (IT)

Adlmüller scholarship for outstanding
academic performance,
Univ. f. Applied Arts,
Vienna (AT)

STATE SPONSORSHIPS

DEPARTURE
Project funding for design studio LUCY.D

BKA.KUNST
Project funding for the Salone Satellite exhibition, Milan (IT)

BKA.KUNST
Project funding for die Exhibition at the Passagen, IMM, Cologne (DE)


UNIUN
Support for Young Business Entrepreneurs

PREMIEREEU
Project funding for the chair "Together"

LiquidSkin is part of the following
exhibitions and museum collections:

Museum of Modern Art, New York (USA)
Corning Museum of Glass, New York (USA)
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (USA)
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio (USA)
Neue Sammlung, Munich (DE)
Museum of Glass Frauenau (DE)
Museum Rheinbach (DE)
Victoria & Albert Museum, London (GB)

Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna (AT)

Tèo, spoon for tea bags and Scott drinking glasses are part of the 

Museum for Applied Arts,
Vienna (AT)

EXHIBITIONS

> 2018

Designtage Salzburg, Meet & Creek bei Augarten Porzellanmanufaktur (A)  

"Kreative Robotik“, Towards the craftsmanship of the future, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Wien (A) 

„Krehky Mikulov Festival“ Schloß Mikulov (CZ)

Design Talk Schloß Hollenegg,  Hollenegg (A)

Design Everyday- Design für den Gebrauch, Vienna Design Week (A)

Design District bei Lobmeyr, Talk, Wien (A)



 > 2017

"Kreative Robotik", ARS ELECTRONICA CENTRUM, Linz (A)

"HANDWERK" Fachmesse für Holz, Werkzeug, Farbe & Handel | Wels (AT)

"SaloneSatellite" | 20 years of creativity, Milano (I)

"DESIGN MADE IN AUSTRIA", Designforum,  Wien (AT)

"Austrian Glass Core", THE VENICE GLASS WEEK, Venedig (IT)

"Austrian Design Tour 2017", Lublijana (SL), Eindhoven (NL), Berlin (D)



 > 2016

"Am Ende: Architecture",Center for Architecture Vienna , Vienna (AT)

"Viribus Unitis Re-Design10", Vienna Design Week 2016, Hofmobiliendepot, Vienna (AT)

"Skopje Design Week", Skopje (MK)

"Austrian Design Update 2016", Tallinn (EE)



 > 2015

"walk of fame", State award for Design, Landtmann Collection, designforum Vienna (AT)
 
State award for Design, Landtmann Collection, designforum Vorarlberg (AT)
 
"Contemporary Code: Artistic Research", City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
 
Rado Star Prize 2015, Exhibition Rado Store, Kärntnerstrasse, Vienna (AT)

 

> See full list of exhibitions

 

CLIENTS

Despite careful checks, Lucy.D design studio does not assume liability for the contents of external links

Alessi
Augarten Porcelain
Backhausen textiles
Bio Austria
Burschik's Vermouth
Café Landtmann
Energie Comfort
Eternit
goodgoods
Izzy+
Ja! Natürlich 
Kirche St.Stephanus
KTU Linz
Kohlmaier Polstermöbel
Mühlbauer Hüte
Nous Wissensmanagement
Oval Vodka
Stölzle Oberglas
Swatch Group Österreich
Vienna Bag
Weingut Jurtschitsch
Wirtschaftskammer Ö
Wirtschaftskammer Vienna
Wiesner-Hager
Wombat's Hostels
1310 Spirits

LUCY.D COLLECTION CLIENTS

Ugly Home/Paris
The Collection/Paris
Paul Smith/London+NY
Autrefois/Mailand
Spazio Rossana Orlandi/Mailand
Roomservice/Hamburg
dopo domani, Berlin,
The Future Perfect/NY
Clio, NY
Louis Boston/Boston
Anthropology/Philadelphia,
Commissaires/Montreal
Galerie ArtUp/Vienna ,
Das Möbel/Vienna
MAK Designshop/Vienna

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Lisi Gradnitzer
FBI International
Ditz Fejer
Fischka/Kramar
Goodgoods
Felicitias Matern
Günter Menzel
Georg Schnellnberger
Wiesner Hager
Christoph Zachl
Nathan Murrell