The focus of his work is the fusion of art, architecture and landscape in the surrounding context.
James Wines, winner of the National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2013, is the president and founder of SITE, the architecture, environmental art and design group created in 1970 in New York. He has designed over 150 buildings in 11 countries, and he has received 25 prizes for art and design. The focus of his work is the fusion of art, architecture and landscape in the surrounding context. A professor of Architecture at Penn State University, he continues to write and conduct lectures on an international level, concentrating on integrative thinking and environmental themes.
The story of the collaboration between Foscarini and James Wines unfolds across a span of nearly 30 years. Its roots date back to 1991, with Table Light / Wall Light, the first piece made by Foscarini with Wines’ SITE group. Some years later, the paths of Foscarini and SITE crossed again, thanks to an extensive profile published in Inventario. This led to Foscarini’s idea of reviving the first project, transforming it into a collection of editions of lamps and objects.