Lana Blum focuses on researching complex systems and emerging technologies as an approach to 21st century design. Lana is Co-founder of Aminimal LLC, an experimental design studio based in Brooklyn New York. Her inspiration comes from science, nature, contemporary materials and technology with a focus on building sustainable designs and products for the next future generations.
Co Founder of Aminimal Studio (New York, USA)
June 2011- Present (5 years 8 months)
A M I N I M A L is a philosophy for the direction of Art and Design in the 21st Century. Pertaining to Minimal art, Aminimalism follows some of the underlining principles of Minimalism, yet takes it to another level of simplified complexity. With emerging technology and advanced tools such as computational geometry and 3D printing, design can be created on the same level of attention to aesthetic as well as with intricacy and precision.
AMINIMAL Studio is a Brooklyn-based company focused on researching complex systems and emerging technologies as an approach to designing 21st century products.
- Design consulting and product development for companies such as Autodesk, Shapeways, and Herman Miller, MoMA Design Store
- Creating own products and jewelry lines for distribution worldwide
- Creating a culture around design and art
- Founding and automating processes in business, design, and life
Artist in Residence at Center For Holographic Arts (New York, USA)
June 2016- September 2016 (4 months)
Developing 3d Holographic Art Collection in collaboration with Diana Vishneva (Principal Dancer)
Capturing the dance movements created holographic 3D sculptures– the body becomes the brush. The beauty of a human body becomes visible. The hologram can be seen as a stage – they tell a story of the movement and the visual impact of Diana's creations. It is a prototype of the future performances and art where reality merges with projections.
Freelance Designer at Herman Miller (New York, USA)
March 2016 - June 2016 (4 months)
Modeling and developing a 3d printed collection of Herman Miller Furniture for the Marketing Team and Herman Miller Archive.
Artist in Residence at Autodesk (San Francisco, USA)
January 2015 - June 2015 (6 months)
Artist in Residence Program for Pier 9 – Technology and Innovation
Developing the Celestial Ballerina Project in collaboration with Diana Vishneva
"Merging the worlds of Technology, Art and Dance, Celestial Ballerina redefines the classical ballet and moves the performance off the stage and into a new digital realm. A glimpse of the future art form of holograms and captivating a larger audience to engage with the power of the ballet performance. Lana Briscella's approach to art and technology is making a tangible world from the digital. Using the
technological element of the 3d scanning technology, she is recreating moments of time and motion. The perceived imperfection creates a glitch aesthetic and the digital interpretation of our world. Diana Vishneva is breaking the boundaries of traditional ballet and creating a new approach to the classical art form."
Interior and Visual Designer at Molteni Dada (New York, USA)
September 2011 - June 2012 (10 months)
- Working with clients from the concept till installation of Molteni furniture systems
- Visual Designer for Private Clients and Hotels
- Interior Design Renderings and Presentation Design
- Architectural plan drafting for installation of Dada kitchen cabinets and appliances
Product and Interior Designer at LucyD Design (Vienna, Austria)
April 2006 - September 2010 (4 years 6 months)
Designing, developing product design and furniture for Alessi, Wiesner Hager, J&L Lobmeyr. Interior Design and custom furniture development for Wombats Hotels.
- Product concept development
- Sketches and 3D renderings for visual presentation
- 3D models for production and manufacturing
- Model building
- Graphic design for catalogs and client presentations
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Master's degree (Summa Cum Laude honors), Industrial Design, 2003 - 2010
Product Design, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Exhibition Design, Graphic Design, Corporate Branding, 3D modeling, 3D Animation, 3D Printing, 3D Milling, 3D Prototyping, Manufacturing Toolsets
Trade Show representation, Wholesale and Trade, Client Relations, Marketing and Branding, Social Media
2D - Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, AutoCAD
3D - Rhinoceros, 3Dmax, SketchUp, Vray, Fusion 360, Meshmixer, Grasshopper, Maya, Vectorworks
English, German, Hungarian, Russian