Designer Mantas Lesauskas investigates the longevity of natural raw and precious materials in his pieces. The desire to create long-lasting furniture for multiple generations requires responsible insight into their archetypes and rituals. By creating limited edition furniture and using materials and methods typical of sculpture, the designer aims to give these objects the opportunity to challenge us like sculpture. The designer is constantly inspired by artisan skills to responsibly combine these traditions with smart industrial manufacturing processes.
Mantas is a graduate of the Department of Design at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. In his earlier projects he pursued conceptual and social design theories. His Bin Toy, Millegome, Eurofurniture (2008), and It’s Also a Table (2009) expressed the importance of ecological issues and questioned the value of newly created objects. In 2011, he was awarded a Licentiate of Arts after defending an art project and thesis entitled ‘Narratives of Nostalgia in Design Objects’. He is also an associate professor at the Design Department at Vilnius Academy of Arts.Mantas Lesauskas believes in showing contradictions and taboos, but avoids judging them
Mantas LesauskasSlipcover 27 Apr - 26 May 2023We are happy to present our second solo pop-up exhibition in the Showroom! This time you will discover the series of design objects 'Slipcover' by designer Mantas Lesauskas. This is a series of furniture pieces created over two years, inviting reflection on the challenges of the last years of the...
VARTAI at COLLECTIBLEBrussels, Belgium 9 - 12 Mar 2023From 9 to 12 March, we will be attending COLLECTIBLE, the prestigious fair dedicated exclusively to 21st century contemporary design, which will take place for the sixth time in Brussels, Belgium. We will present a dynamic collection of unique contemporary design objects. Our international exposition will feature works by Kotryna Butautytė, Viliaus Dringelis, Corradino Garofalo, Vytautas Gečas, Martynas Kazimierėnas, Mantas Lesauskas, Rūta Palionytė & Ieva Baranauskaitė and Marija Puipaitė. ADRESS Tour & Taxis, Avenue du Port/Havenlaan 86c, 1000 Brussel The project is supported by: Rasa Juodviršienė, Rokiškio sūris .