Design Critic in Architecture
Lyndon Neri is a Founding Partner of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, an inter-disciplinary international architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China. Mr. Neri and partner Ms. Rossana Hu are the Overall Winner of The PLAN Award 2018, they are named EDIDA Designers of the Year 2017, Interior Designers of the Year of ICONIC Awards 2017 by German Design Council, Maison&Objet Asia Designers of The Year 2015, Wallpaper* Designers of The Year 2014. They were the winner of 2014 World Architectural Festival. In 2013, Mr. Neri was inducted into U.S. Interior Design Hall of Fame with partner Ms. Rossana Hu. The practice was selected as the 2011 INSIDE Festival Overall Winner, won AR Awards for Emerging Architecture 2010 by Architectural Review (UK) and selected as one of the Design Vanguards in 2009 by Architectural Record. In 2006, Mr. Neri was selected by I.D. Magazine as one of the 40 designers globally who deserve more attention in the “I.D. 40”. Mr. Neri received his Master of Architecture at Harvard University and a Bachelor of arts in Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to starting his own practice with partner Ms. Rossana Hu, Mr. Neri was the Director for Projects in Asia and an Associate for Michael Graves & Associates in Princeton for over 10 years, and also worked in New York City for various architectural firms.
Mr. Neri has been actively involved in teaching and research, together with his partner Ms. Rossana Hu, they taught at Yale School of Architecture as the Fall 2018 Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor, and the University of Hong Kong Graduate School of Architecture. Mr. Neri has lectured internationally in various universities including Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Yale School of Architecture, University of Miami School of Architecture, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Syracuse University School of Architecture as the Mark Robbins Endowed Lecture, University of California at Berkeley, Kent State University at Palazzo Vettori in Florence and Tongji University’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Mr. Neri served as an active visiting critic for design schools in the U.S. such as Princeton University, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Yale School of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley, and Syracuse University.
Mr. Neri and his partner Ms. Hu were invited as the guests of honor at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2019, Interior Design Show Toronto 2019 and imm cologne for its annual installation titled “Das Haus” 2015. Mr. Neri has been invited to judge Dezeen Awards, Arcasia Awards For Architecture and speak at various forums including the Institute of Architects Bangladesh, the Australian Institute of Architecture, Business of Design Week and 5th International Interior Design Conference – DarA iD in Argentina, Bengal Institute of Architecture and Landscape, National Architecture Conference in Perth, Mexico Design Week, World Interiors Meeting in Amsterdam, Shanghai International Literary Festival, 100% Design London, Designer’s Saturday in Bangkok, Bauwelt Panel Discussion Badgespräche, Inside Festival during World Architecture Festival in Spain, Beijing International Design Triennial, The White Box Workshop at Hong Kong Design Center, Design Roulette Shanghai, RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects), The Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Re-inventing with Design(Red) 2010, The Dutch Pavilion during EXPO 2010, Shanghai among many others.
Lyndon Neri is also a founder of Design Republic, a retail concept store based in Shanghai that offers a unique collection of products created by the world’s best design talents, many of which have never before been made available to consumers in China. The flagship store, Design Republic Design Commune, created by Neri&Hu, earned the DFA (Design For Asia) Grand Award of Environmental Design in Commercial Spaces Category. In 2015, Mr. Neri and his partner Ms. Rossana Hu were appointed Creative Directors of Stellar Works.
Aside from Architecture and Interiors, together with his partner Ms. Rossana Hu, Mr. Neri is actively working on a number of industrial design products for various brands in Europe including Agape, Arflex, Artemide, BD Barcelona Design, BOLON, ClassiCon, Concrete LCDA, Driade, Fritz Hansen, Gandia Blasco, GAN, Kvadrat, LEMA, Meritalia, Molteni&C, MOOOI, Nanimarquina, Offecct, Paola C., Parachilna, Poltrona Frau, Porro, Riva 1920, S.Pellegrino, Wallpaper* Handmade, Viabizzuno, and brands in Asia, including JIA and Stellar Works, among many others. At the same time, they are developing their own product line under the monicker brand ‘neri&hu’, which was honored to receive the Perspective Awards, the Red Dot Award and I.D. magazine’s Annual Design Review Awards. Mr. Neri and Ms. Hu were invited to guest edited the October issue of DI magazine in 2009, which is one of the vanguard architectural publications in China. They edited and co-authored a book called ‘Persistence of Vision’ in 2007. Recently, their first monograph was published by Park Book titled “Neri&Hu Design and Research Office: Works and Projects 2004-2014”.