ArtCenter College of Design, hosted by ArtCenter President Lorne M. Buchman

31 Ini Archibong on Designing Things that Spark Wonder

31 Ini Archibong on Designing Things that Spark Wonder

Ini Archibong is a luxury goods designer. He is also a furniture and immersive experience designer and an ArtCenter alum. This is all accurate and incomplete. So we’ll leave it to Ini to describe his creative practice: “Any of the objects I’m making -- all they are is a potential entry point to wonder.” Ini has been accumulating accolades and prestigious commissions from the moment he graduated from ArtCenter’s Environmental Design program in 2012. After earning his MFA in Switzerland from the Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL for short), Ini’s furniture began appearing in the pages of Vogue, Architectural Digest and the New York Times. Ini’s iconic works of functional art have made him a rising star in the design world culminating, most recently with his celebrated Gallop watch for Hermes. Over the course of a philosophical exchange with Lorne, Ini explored what it means to design a sacred space, the mythological underpinnings to his work and how he achieves a state of creative flow. Related Links: https://www.dezeen.com/tag/ini-archibong/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/t-magazine/ini-archibong.html https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/hermes-watch-launch http://www.artcenter.edu/about/get-to-know-artcenter/people/david-mocarski.html https://www.hermes.com/us/en/product/galop-d-hermes-watch-40.8-x-26mm-W047890WW00/ https://www.ecal.ch/fr/100/homepage

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