Laura van Santen

Laura van Santen (1985, Leiden) is an architect (graduated from TU Delft) and collaborates with Diederik de Koning as la-di-da. The design duo combines knowledge of industrial building processes with a love for craft, oscillating between furniture and architecture.

Recently Laura has worked on large scale, ceramic panels during a residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre, as well as developed the design and textile at the Textiellab Tilburg for 4000m2 movable walls in the LocHal Library.

She currently teaches at the BA Interior Architecture & Furniture Design at the KABK, having previously taught at the Institute for Architecture & Landscape at the TU Graz and Vignola Archives of Architecture. Laura has collaborated intensely with Petra Blaisse and Malkit Shoshan on different interiors and exhibitions, amongst which the installations in the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012 and 2016. Her work was published in Volume, Domus, Clog and San Rocco.