Argentina-born Australian designer Alexander Lotersztain is known for dynamic designs that speak to people’s needs. As founder and director of Derlot, a multidisciplinary design group in Brisbane that focuses on hotels, branding, and product design, he specializes in pieces and interiors that exude simplicity-yet-unforgettableness.
Lotersztain’s latest project, Les Basic, is designed for the millennial age. He created the brand in response to his research on the lifestyles of young professionals, stating they “travel and work like never before, and as such they require basic needs from the environments they frequent.” (He also drew from his experience as self-described “nomad.”) The line of furniture, lighting, and accessories offers simplistic design that is adaptable and malleable with a sense of ease and purpose, “like friends you’ve known for a long time, the ones who are comfortable and easy to be with,” Lotersztain says. Here’s a look at the collection.
Les Basic is a “classic collection with longevity in mind; products that make us feel comfortable, at ease, happy, and not focused on a particular style or excessive ornamentation for design’s sake,” Lotersztain says.
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