Alexander Taylor

Alexander Taylor was born in 1975 in County Durham, England. He studied furniture and product design at Nottingham Trent University, and started his career in the London architectural firm Procter:Rihi. He opened his own studio in 2002 and has designed furniture and lighting for several European design manufacturers including Zanotta, Established & Sons, and ClassiCon.Taylor has also created private commissions for clients including fashion designer Alexander McQueen, and products for English home accessories producer-distributor Thorsten van Elten, Hitch Mylius, and Japanese manufacturer E&Y. Taylor’s awards include Elle Decoration’s 2005 ‘Young Designer of the Year,’ and ‘Best In Lighting’ prize for his family of Fold lamps, and a 2006 Chicago Athenaeum ‘Good Design Award.’ His work has been shown at the Milan Furniture Fair, Design Art Miami/Bazel, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Taylor is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London, and has taught at the University of Art and Design (ECAL), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Works associated with this person or group

  • Grip Flashlight, 2012

    Red silicone rubber body comprising long cylindrical handle with horizontal striations and broad cylindrical suction-cup like lamp with small circular lens in center, covering LED light source.