101 COAT OF ARMS in bright platinum on fine Augarten porcelain
Imperial symbols and modern interpretation
The Lucy D studio was founded by Barbara Ambrosz and Karin Santorso in Vienna in 2003. Since the begining, the two designers have fostered an open and clear approach to their work which has resulted in the creation of a wide range products. Holding for a mantra to find the poetry in everyday life, they have developed inspiring and practical products combining form, function and technique all the while delicately balancing tradition and innovation, sense and sensuality, detail and ensemble.
Their interdisciplinary relies on using a combination of techniques, from artisanal savoir faire to controlled robotic processes. As such, they are constantly working on various different projects. They are also currently, in collaboration with Vienna’s University of Applied Arts, involved in the EUS’s Robotic Woodcraft research project.
Both Barbara Ambrosz and Karin Santorso studied industrial design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Ambrosz has further been teaching there since 2008.
Working together at Lucy D, the two talented designers have established a powerful client roster which include customers such as Alessi, Lobmeyr, Augarten, Wiesner-Hager and Wombats. Their studio has garnered multiple international prizes, promotions and exhibitions. Theie “Tèo” teaspoon has for example been awarded the Menzione d’ore Compasso d’Oro in 2014 while their “Liquid Skin” drinking bowl designed for Lobmeyr was added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NY and their cake collection for the Viennese coffee house Landtmann was awarded the Wallpaper Design Award in 2015.
In 2008, we worked with Lucy D Studio for the first time. A slik modern service using or coat of arms as a design basis was produced, thus giving a contemporary twist to a symbol laden with history.