Alexander Taylor Joins the Judging Panel For ‘Delight in Light’

We are pleased to announce that British designer Alexander Taylor has joined our Judging panel. Alex has already achieved great things in his design career, and we are sure his skills and vision will provide huge inspiration to the young people involved in these awards. Please see a brief outline of his acheivements below:

Establishing his own studio in 2002 Alexander has developed furniture and lighting for some of Europe’s leading design manufacturers such as Zanotta, Established & Sons and ClassiCon as well as for producers such as Thorsten van Elten, E&Y and Hitch Mylius. Alexander has also worked on private commissions, most noticeably for Alexander McQueen.

In 2004 The ‘Antlers’ coat hook won the Elle Decoration ‘Home Accessory of the Year’ Award. The following year saw Alexander winning Elle Decoration ‘Young Designer of the Year’ and ‘Best in Lighting’ for the family of ‘Fold’ lamps.

Late 2006 it was announced that The Museum of Modern Art, New York acquired the ‘Fold’ lamp for the permanent collection along with the Chicago Institute of Design. Whilst the ‘Butterfly’ table for Zanotta received the Chicago Athenaeum Museum: Good Design Award.

In addition to this, Alexander has been invited to run workshops and lecture both in UK and internationally within the world’s most respected design institutions. Recently taking a role as a professor at the ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland on the Masters Industrial Design. Alexander is also a Visiting Lecture at the Royal College of Art, Design Products.

Alexander has recently produced new work for world renowned design gallery, David Gill Galleries, launching new work in 2010/11 Design Art Miami/Basel.

Since early 2009 Alexander has worked as a consultant for the Adidas performance division, as a partner developing innovative new projects, working closely with designers and development team. 2012 Olympic Games in London saw the culmination of one of the projects, this being the launch of the Adi-Zero ‘Primeknit’ shoe.