A clever personification of the simplicity of country life, where everybody knows 'who' you are and 'what' you do, the Common Comrades table family amuses us with its utilitarian simplicity & honest soul.
"We don't ask to be eternal beings, we only ask that things do not lose all their meaning. – Antoine de Saint Exupéry"
Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are the Founding Partners of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, a design practice that embodies architecture, master planning, interior design, product design and graphic design based in Shanghai, China, which won AR Awards for Emerging Architecture 2010 by Architectural Review, UK and was selected as one of the ten firms for Design Vanguard 2009 by Architectural Record, USA. Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu also founded Design Republic, a design platform which promotes and retails a unique collection of products created by the world’s best design talents. Aside from Architecture and Interiors, Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are actively working on a number of industrial design products for various brands in Europe including Moooi, BD Barcelona Design and Meritalia, 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.
Prior to founding both Neri&Hu Design and Research Office and Design Republic, Lyndon Neri was the director for projects in Asia for Michael Graves & Associates, and was the associate in charge of “Three on the Bund” in Shanghai. Lyndon Neri received his BA in architecture at the University of California at Berkeley and his MA in architecture at Harvard University. Rossana Hu managed her own design studio in Princeton, New Jersey after 4 years of working at Michael Graves & Associates. She received her BA in architecture at the University of California at Berkeley and her MA in architecture and urban planning at Princeton University.