The kitchen of the future has long piqued curiosity. (Will we ever have that Jetsons-like experience where meals materialize at the push of a button?) It's closer than you may think. At GE Monogram, the latest advancements in aviation and infrastructural industries inform residential appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines, which means that jet-engine technology might soon make its way into your home. Join Lou Lenzi, director of industrial design operations at GE, on the GE Monogram Stage as he reveals the company's Smart Kitchen of 2025 and the latest advancements for 2014.
A Bay Area native, Diana studied art history and environmental policy at UC Davis, and credits her love of art, architecture, and design to many childhood visits to museums. Before coming to Dwell, Diana worked in the Architecture and Design departments at MoMA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She counts finishing a 5K as one of her greatest accomplishments, and gets excited about any travel involving trains.
Lou Lenzi is the Industrial Design Director at GE Appliances, where he is responsible for all industrial design, user interface design, and user experience design activities for GE and GE Monogram major appliance products.
Prior to joining GE Appliances, Lou held senior design leadership positions with IBM, RCA, Thomson, Audiovox, and GE Healthcare. Over the course of his career, Lou's design teams have received numerous design and innovation awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the Consumer Electronics Association, and a Design-of-the-Decade award from BusinessWeek for the DirecTV on-screen user interface and program guide.
Lou is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Industrial Design and is a member of the Academy of Fellows of the Industrial Design Society of America.