Daniel Widrig founded his studio in London in 2009. After graduating from the Architectural Association Daniel worked for several years with Zaha Hadid where he was significantly involved in designing some of Hadid’s most iconic buildings and products.
Daniel Widrig’s studio now works in a broad range of fields including sculpture, fashion, furniture design and architecture. Embracing digital systems since its early days, the studio holds a unique position in the field and is widely considered to be in the vanguard of digital art and design.
Together with fashion designer Iris van Herpen, Daniel has taken his first steps on the catwalk. At the 2010 edition of Amsterdam International Fashion Week, he presented a collection of organic shapes and asymmetric proportions that we would normally expect to see in items of design or architecture, only this time these futuristic shell-like installations were gracefully worn by models.
Daniel is somewhat specialised in digital design and the sophisticated software that comes with it. His digitally-enhanced cutting-edge styles are a result of research utilising alternative fabrics and techniques, resulting in objects such as L. Bowl in melted down aluminium, or his Brazil chair, made out of laser-cut laminated wood. The generative aesthetics in all his creations recall the work of Zaha Hadid. An approach that first and foremost expresses pleasure and independence in all its forms. His projects combine digital technology and aesthetics inspired by biology as well as advanced and highly adaptable engineering concepts.
Daniel has received international critical acclaim and has been published and exhibited internationally. He received a number of prestigious awards including the Swiss Arts Award, Feidad Merit Award and the Rome Prize.