Julian Mayor is an artist and designer based in East London. His work is inspired by the sculptural possibilities of computers combined with industrial and craft making processes. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2000 he worked in California as a designer for IDEO design consultancy. On returning to London in 2002 he worked for Pentagram and other design studios before teaching 3D modelling at the London College of Communication and starting to exhibit his own work. His designs have been shown at the V&A London, Rossana Orlandi Milan, FAT Galerie Paris and 21st21st New York, and he has also installed a permanent series of sculptural benches in a park behind the Tate Britain in Pimlico, London.

Exhibitions
2013 - 'Out of Hand' (Clone chair) Museum of Art and Design, New York
2013 - Interart, Holland
2013 - Rossana Orlandi at Bagatti Valsecchi, Milan
2012 - 'White' Westend gallery, Munich
2011 - Lik+Neon, London
2010 - 'Ospiti Inaspettati' Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan
2010 - 'Now:Art of the 21st Century' Phillips de Pury & Company, NY
2009 - 'Telling Tales' V&A, London 
2008 - twentytwentyfirst, chelsea, NY
2008 - FAT Galerie, Paris
2007- Modernground, London
2007 - Rossana Orlandi, Milan
2006 - 'Displacement' installation, ICFF, NY
2005 - 'clone' group show, Nog Gallery, London
2004 - 'Moon over Water' installation, TDW, Tokyo
2004 - 'Moon over Water' installation, Taverna Especial gallery, London
2003 - 'migration' video Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
2001 - 'Personal Skies' installation with Naoto Fukasawa, MOMA, NY
2000 - 'like rain' installation, RCA gallery, London

Featured Publications
2011 - 500x Art in Public by Chris van Uffelen, Publisher: Braun
2010 - Street Furniture by Chris van Uffelen, Publisher: Braun
2010 - Museo Poldi Pezzoli 'unexpected guest' catalogue, Publisher: Museo Poldi Pezzoli
2009 - Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design: Narrative in Design Art by Gareth Williams, Publisher: V & A Publishing
2009 - Sonhos - Dreams by Bernardo Senna, Publisher: Viana & Mosley
2009 - Bypass Yearly Publication
2009 - Limited Edition: Prototypes, One-Offs and Design Art Furniture by Sophie Lovell, Publisher: Birkhäuser GmbH
2009 - Once Upon a Chair: Design Beyond the Icon by Robert Klanten, Andrej Kupetz and Sven Ehmann, Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
2008 - New Paris Interiors by Angelika Taschen Publisher Taschen GmbH
2008 - Virtual Aesthetics: Considering perception at the dawn of the 21st century by Simona Heuberger, Publisher: Kyrene Literaturverlag
2008 - Simply Material by Victor Cheung and Cherie Yip, Publisher: Victionary
2008 - Utopia by Emilie Sims, Publisher: Wright
2008 - Desire: The Shape of Things to Come by R. Klanten and S. Ehmann, Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
2007 - Furnish: Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century by Sophie Lovell, R. Klanten and B. Meyer, Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
2007 - Atmosphere by Hanneke Kamphuis and Hedwig van Onna, Publisher: Birkhäuser GmbH

Projects / Commissions
2012 - 'L'Elisir d'Amore' production design with Anthony Macilwaine
2010 - 'a comedy of errors' production design with Anthony Macilwaine
2010 - 'architectural skirting' product line
2009 - 'new designs' Swarovski
2008 - Bar design for Tent London
2008 - 'Frame' sculptures for private collector, Basel
2007 - 'Burnout' bench for Mark and Donna Stephens, London
2005 - Millbank outdoor sculptural benches
2005 - Design of upper floor extension for private residence, London
2005 - Bar interior for The Hospital, London
2004 - Design for Deptford SE18 outdoor sculptural benches
2004 - Punk Rock exhibition space design, the hospital gallery London
2003 - Chandelier and table light for Tom Dixon
2003 - Mobility office furniture system for Aurora, Taiwan
2001 - Contour chair commission. Sculpture at Goodwood

Education
2000 - (MA) Royal College of Art, London
1998 - (BA) University of Northumbria, Newcastle

Education
2000 - (MA) Royal College of Art, London
1998 - (BA) University of Northumbria, Newcastle

 

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