Lecture by Julian Mayor
Organised by: Moscow Design Museum, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, HSE Art and Design School
Place: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Private Collections,
10 Volkhonka street, Moscow
"A common view of technology is as a facilitator, something that acts as a means to an end, and conjures images of mathematical precision and a distinctly rational way of looking at the world. Craft, on the other hand, is seen both as a means to an end, but also as an end in itself, a continuous process that involves making-do, imagination and fun. Traditionally, craft and technology have been travelling on two distinct paths and seen as ‘either-or’ ways of looking at the design process and in judging whether an object is a good design. But today, there is a generation of designers that are using craft and technology not in competition, but together. They are creating objects that keep a technological sensibility, but that have the warmth and unique appeal of being hand made". - Julian Mayor
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.