Laurence Humier is a Belgian architectural engineer by training. She works as a designer in Milan, providing services and products in the field of industrial design, communication, services, and education. She debuted at an international level when one of her creations, Meeting Chairs, was included in the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, 2010) and the Vitra Design Museum (2014).
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She is the author of the ebook “Cooking Material: Could molecular gastronomy help discover new matter?”, published under the patronage of the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. She demonstrates with the collaboration of a chemical engineer the relationship between culinary and non-culinary materials, to discover the utility of several do-it-yourself types of matter.
Laurence Humier offers an expressiveness together with an experimental side, by personally organizing interdisciplinary teams and working with local industry, taking different skills and specific competences from each of them. From the idea to the project, all the way to communication and distribution.
She is subsequently able to translate devices and concepts into application for daily use. Materials, forms, functions, aesthetics are analyzed through logic, engineering, science, intuition, and play.
The apparent transversality of her research, her diversity of interests, and her international works are strong points within an activity devoted to a broad sense of design.
In 2015, she was honored with the title of Knight of Merit Walloon by the Belgian government. This distinction has been granted each year by the government in the areas of heroism, politics, science, economics, sports, education and culture.