lisamerk
 

About

Lisa Merk is a Copenhagen based product designer working in the realms of objects and furniture design. Her multidisciplinary explorations are about topics that touch everyday situations and try to re-think set society structures. Her critical analyses are dealing with topics around furniture design, grief studies and tabletop culture. Her projects are manufactured with natural materials, well-balanced color combinations and use a note of human sentimentality. 

She holds a Bachelors of Arts in product design, studied in the theoretical MA Program “Design Studies“ and "Industrial Design MFA" at Parsons The New School in New York and is a trained Event Manager. Currently she studies in the Industrial Design Master of Fine Arts program at Lund University. 

 
 

AWARDS

7/2016
German Design Award 2017 – Newcomer Nominee

4/2016
A&W Design Talent of the year 2016  Design Award 2015                                            Year winner with the project »REMIND ME«
Website A&W Magazine

7/2015
German Design Award 2015 – Excellent Product Design Nominee
Project: »REMIND ME«

6/2015
BOLIA Design Award, Customer Price, Award Ceremony at Centre of Contemporary Art/Copenhagen, Winning Project: »REMIND ME«
Website Bolia Design Award

5/2015
IKEA Design Award, IKEA Stiftung Germany, Award Ceremony at DMY Berlin, Winning Project: »COMPANION«
Website Ikea Stiftung

2/2015
Sparda Bank Design Competition »DING/DONG«: 3rd Winner of the Competition, Winning Project: »REMIND ME«
Website Sparda Bank Münster

10/2014
DEUTSCHER FOTOBUCHPREIS 2015, International photo book Competition, Nomination for the photo book »Ali´s Garage«, Fotos by Dieter Deventer, Layout and design Lisa Merk
Website Deutscher Fotobuchpreis

6/2014
Designpreis Halle 2014: International Design Competition, Special Recognition for the Contribution: »On the Trail of the Hidden Water« 
Website Designpreis Halle

4/2014
PackVision2013/2014: »rlc packaging« Competition for packaging design, Sold and awarded Project: »Kristall-Zauber«
Website rlc packaging

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

4/2016
Ingvar Kamprad Scholarship
for Master degree program »Industrial Design«
School of Industrial Design at Lund University, Sweden
Website Ingvar Kamprad Scholarship

3/2016
Graduate Student Travel Grant
Parsons The New School of Design, New York City
Research Project in Milan / Italy, »Design Studies MA«
Website Parsons The New School for Design

3/2015
Dean‘s Merit Scholarship for the program »Design Studies MA«
Parsons The New School of Design, New York City
Website Parsons The New School for Design

11/2014
Fulbright Scholarship for academic year 2015/2016
Graduate studies at Parsons The New School of Design,
New York City
Website Fulbright Kommission

 

Exhibitions

10/2017
Lunar and Planetary Institut, STAR DESIGN
CULTURE IN SPACE
Date: 25/10/2017 - 31/10/2017
Venue: Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, USA

6/2017
Kulturgatan Bodafors, WOOD ART and Stiftelsen Lehmanns Verkstad
Tactile Perception
Date: 17/06/2017 - 15/09/2017
Venue: Bodafors, Sweden
Website Lehmanns Verkstad

5/2017
NOW/THEN at Hållbarhetsveckan Lund (Lund Sustainability Week)
IKDC Project Presentation, Tactile Perception
Date: 15/05/2017 - 20/05/2017
Venue: University Library Lund, Sweden
Website NOW/THEN, Website Sustainability Week

4/2017
NOW/THEN at FormDesignCenter Malmö
IKDC Project Presentation, Tactile Perception
Date: 01/04/2017 - 14/05/2017
Venue: FormDesignCenter, Lilla Torg 9, Malmö, Sweden
Website NOW/THEN, Website FormDesignCenter

4/2017
SPEKTRUM at Milan Furniture Fair
IKDC Project Presentation, Lightsome
Date: 04/04/2017 - 09/04/2017
Venue: Ventura Lambrate / Via Privata Oslavia 1, Milan
Website SPEKTURM

2/2017
NOW/THEN at Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair
IKDC Project Presentation, Tactile Perception
Date: 07/02/2017 - 11/02/2017
Venue: Stockholmsmässan / Greenhouse, Stockholm, Sweden
Website NOW/THEN

5/2016
NYCxDESIGN / Parsons Festival: Impact!
Parsons Project Presentation, Design Studies MA / Industrial Design MFA
Date: 10/05/2016 - 10/06/2016
Venue: South Street Seaport, New York City/USA
Exhibition Parsons Festival: Impact!

3/2016
E-Waste Tsunami
Parsons Project Presentation, Industrial Design MFA
Date: 04/03/2016 - 27/03/2016
Venue: The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York City/USA
Exhibition E-Waste Tsunami

7/2015
PARCOURS
Final Project Presentation
Date: 17/07/2015 - 19/07/2015
Venue: University of Applied Sciences Muenster/Germany

4/2015 - 6/2015
DING/DONG
Exhibition: A thing with two functions, Sparda Bank Muenster
Date: 13/04/2015 - 13/06/2015
Venue: Sparda Bank Muenster/Germany
DING DONG Spardabank

6/2014
Designpreis Halle, WATER
presents 19 selected works among the subject of water                                                                           Date: 04/06/2014 - 22/06/2014
Venue: Historic baths, the Stadtbad, Halle/Germany
Exhibition Designpreis Halle

5/2014
Interpack 2014
International Tradefair for packaging design
»rlc packaging« presents student projects on their booth
Date: 08/05/2014 - 14/05/2014
Venue: Messe Duesseldorf GmbH/Germany