Lorenzo Petrillo

Lorenzo PETRILLO (Italy/Singapore) is a designer and community driver. He began his career in Italy, designing for esterni, an association that develops cultural projects for public spaces (among them, the Public Design Festival). Petrillo then moved to Asia in 2007, first to Shanghai and then three years later to Singapore. His experience over the last eight years has been predominantly in the brand experience space, as a lead designer for MNCs such as Bata and Samsung. His travels around the globe inspired him to start his own business, LOPELAB, a design consultant agency that redesigns public spaces through marrying urban structures and social ideas for a more enjoyable and sustainable city. Since then, Petrillo and his team at Lopelab have organised eight Urban Ventures events that have seen over 50,000 visitors.