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ABOUT


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ABOUT


Finding happiness through creating happiness

Axel Vervoordt

My approach to art, architecture, and design is that it should invite one to experience the world in a different way; perhaps a way never imagined.

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STATEMENT


ETHOS

STATEMENT


ETHOS

Architecture and the objects that we surround ourselves with offer profound meaning and pleasure to our lives. History, memories, relationships, emotions, and atmospheres compose an experience. The pursuit of creating a compelling experience is the essence of what I love to do.

Design at its core is about space and the reformulation of the world around us. True luxury is time, space, and the freedom to choose how we want to live our lives. My canvas for space and passion for the objects that inspire me spans seas and cities, ships and buildings, people and cultures, the past and future. Through opening our eyes to the magic of the world around us I believe a compelling experience can be achieved through a fluid process of experimentation, discovery, and the pursuit to live a life one has always dreamed.

Whether it is a small home or large boat, a historical object next to a contemporary art piece. I believe these moments should offer one the possibility to experience the world in a different way, perhaps a way never imagined.

Lujac Desautel

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EXPERIENCE


BIOGRAPHY

EXPERIENCE


BIOGRAPHY

Born and raised in a coastal village in the northwest corner of Oregon where life was simple, nature was his playground, and the ocean was a constant companion. The freedom to explore, discover, and create experiences manifested at a young age. At 18 years old, Lujac bought a one-way ticket to the French Riviera to crew on superyachts learning about how ships operate inside and out. After receiving an accredited Bachelor of Architecture from California College of the Arts in San Francisco he has garnered experience working for some of the most influential contemporary architects in the world. His niche working in-between land and water, objects and spaces, art and architecture has become internationally published and awarded for several building and boats garnering the attention of a small group of visionary clientele.


awards & exhibitions

2016 - Boat International, Nominee for Young Designer of the Year (Project: Le Petit Terrasse)

2015 - Designboom's most influential designs of 2015 Award (Project: Salt)

2015 - Archinect Dry Futures Competition (Project: Liquefying Aquifers)

2015 - 1st Prize: ZGF Architects $10,000 Prize

2015 - 1st P rize: CCA Architecture Jury Award (Project: Liquefying Aquifers)

2015 - American Institute of Architectural Illustrators Award and Exhibition

2014 - Boat International, Nominee for Young Designer of the Year (Project: GLASS)

2014 - AECOM, Urban SOS International Architecture Exhibition, New York

2015, 2013, 2012 - CCA Jury Prize Exhibition, San Francisco



work experience | collaborations

FR-EE, Fernando Romero Enterprise, New York

BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group, New York City, New York

Stefano Pastrovich Yacht Design, Monaco

ZGF Architects, Portland

Lejarraga Studio, San Francisco

Ermenegildo Zegna, Palo Alto

M-Projects, San Francisco

Global Seas, Seattle

Anna Korkobcova, New York

Harry Bristow Yacht Brokers, London

 


yacht crew experience

M/Y Costa Magna, 49 meters, Charter Protekestan

M/Y AVA, 41 meters, Charter and Private, Benetti

M/Y Seasick, 22 meter, Private Owner, Overmarine Mangusta

10-15 meter Yacht Cleaning Maintenance, Kilohana Marine, Sausalito


education

Bachelor of Architecture, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, China, Vienna, Madrid.

Pre-college Design Program, University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Design.

Pre-college Program, Auburn University, School of Architecture, Summer.

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PRESS & MEDIA


PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Lujac Desautel has been extensively published and interviewed for several large publications

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PRESS & MEDIA


PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Lujac Desautel has been extensively published and interviewed for several large publications

EXPLORE

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