Lievore Altherr & Molina
Lievore Altherr Molina [LAM], was founded by Alberto Lievore, Jeannette Altherr and Manel Molina in 1991. Alberto Lievore was born in Buenos Aires to a family of Italian immigrants in 1948 and he studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires. With the arrival of the Argentinian dictatorship, Lievore's departed for Spain. After spending time in Madrid, Lievore moved to Barcelona, where he met again with Jorge Pensi and entered a working collaboration. In 1984, Lievore founded on his own Alberto Lievore & Asociados. Jeanette Altherr [a German designer and stylist], studied industrial design in Darmstadt. She moved to Barcelona initially to go to school and, later made it her place of residence just as Alberto Lievore had. Manel Molina a Barcelona native had started working at the studio of Miguel Mila after school. In 1999, the studio changed its name to Lievore Altherr Molina, thanks to the incorporation of Jeanette Altherr and Manel Molina, and expanded then its activity to product design, interior design, ephemeral architecture, packaging, teaching, consulting and art direction of various companies (Andreu World, Exedra, Doce and Perobell, for instance.)
Lievore is a straightforward symbolic designer who captures the true nature of the object he is trying to portray into his designs seamlessly, as he strives to create fresh, crisp, essential designs that are also very functional, and is now considered a great of Spanish design. Molina is a strong designer with a bit of a flare for the unique and understated, as his designs bring a whole new meaning to practicality and utilization. Altherr is a cool, unnerved woman with style exuding and her passion for it all the time, and everything she creates, as three different personalities mesh to become one.
The Lievore Altherr Molina studio focuses on product design, consultancy and art direction work for a number of companies, offering personalized solutions to industry. Known by its furniture design, Lievore Altherr Molina also develops interior design projects, packaging and product design. In many opportunities, the Lievore Altherr Molina studio gives seminaries and courses cooperating with several Spanish universities in the forming of another generation of creative professionals.
Lievore Altherr Molina have done creative work throughout Europe and are known for a number of memorable pieces, such as the Lineal Lounge Chair. Lievore Altherr Molina have regular commissions from furniture giants such as Andreu World, Disform, Verzelloni, Donna, Prenatal, Lema, Arper, Do+Ce, Thonet, Foscarini, Halifax, Poltrona Frau, Arruti, Bellato, Casamilano, Concepto Casa, Davis, Dona, Emmebi, Metalarte, Perobell, Santa & Cole, Segis, Sellex, Sunroller, Tacchini, Tisettanta, Verzelloni, Vibia, Bernhardt Design and Danerka etc.
Award-winner with Spanish National Design Award (1999) Lievore Altherr Molina has received numerous awards and special mentions, both in Spain and abroad, for its work, including several ADI-FAD Deltas Gold and Silver. Lievore Altherr Molina has held both individual and joint exhibitions in Barcelona, Cologne, Chicago, Stockholm, Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Louisiana, Madrid, Malm, Milan, New York, Paris and Tokyo. Lievore Altherr Molina designs are featured regularly in Spanish and international trade magazines.