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Portrait, Khashayar Naimanan

Portrait, Khashayar Naimanan

Skullball, 2006
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Knaimanan prototype
Process / Material: leatherball & human skull

Skullball, 2006
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Knaimanan prototype
Process / Material: leatherball & human skull

ça ne vaut pas un clou (Hidden Wealth project), 2003
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Knaimanan 
Process / Material: Casting / Gold & silver, screen-printed cardboard

ça ne vaut pas un clou (Hidden Wealth project), 2003
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Knaimanan
Process / Material: Casting / Gold & silver, screen-printed cardboard

Incognito (Hidden Wealth project), 2003/5
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg 
Process / Material: Hand-thrown + hand painted porcelain

Incognito (Hidden Wealth project), 2003/5
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg
Process / Material: Hand-thrown + hand painted porcelain

Incognito (Hidden Wealth project), 2003/5
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg
Process / Material: Hand-thrown + hand painted porcelain

Incognito (Hidden Wealth project), 2003/5
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg
Process / Material: Hand-thrown + hand painted porcelain

Design Products, 2001/3
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: KNaimanan 
Process / Material: Hand-painted cast figures, Rotational Moulded chairs / Resin

Design Products, 2001/3
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: KNaimanan
Process / Material: Hand-painted cast figures, Rotational Moulded chairs / Resin

Incognito (Hidden Wealth project), 2003/5
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg 
Process / Material: Hand-thrown & hand painted porcelain

Incognito (Hidden Wealth project), 2003/5
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg
Process / Material: Hand-thrown & hand painted porcelain

Incognito (Hidden Wealth project), 2003/5
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg 
Process / Material: Hand-thrown & hand painted porcelain

Incognito (Hidden Wealth project), 2003/5
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg
Process / Material: Hand-thrown & hand painted porcelain

Tag Rug, 2006
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Rugged Art
Process / Material: Handmade Tibetan Wool

Tag Rug, 2006
Design: Khashayar Naimanan
Manufacture: Rugged Art
Process / Material: Handmade Tibetan Wool

Khashayar Naimanan

Product designer (1976-)
Incognito - Design Museum Tank
13 December – 22 January 2007

Fascinated by the concept of hiding wealth, Naimanan explores a new austerity in design – an investigation into aesthetics and materials that celebrates conspicuous abstention. Instead of flashy displays of affluence or excessive consumption, this new direction offers consumers an opportunity to indulge in luxury – but to do so privately.

Born in 1976 in London Khashayar Naimanan started his career, aged 15, as a graffiti artist and photographer before enrolling on the product design degree at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. It was while a student at the Royal College of Art that Naimanan began his investigations into concealment and disguise by designing garments with pockets that could only be accessed by the user and by melting precious materials into the form of a nail so they could be hammered into the wall and subsequently hidden from view.

His recent collaboration with the venerable German porcelain company, Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg, extends the concept of concealment while also subverting the accepted traditions of patterned tableware. While the classic Rococo and Empire hand-painted detailing distinguishes the Incognito range as a luxury item, the precious motifs have, however, been deliberately placed on the underside of each piece.

Naimanan lives in London and Munich and is an associate of Kram/Weisshaar. Recent exhibitions include Museum of Modern Art, New York, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Messe Frankfurt.

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BIOGRAPHY

1976 Born London

1996 Commences BA degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design before moving to Munich where he worked as an apprentice in a metal-workshop

2001 Wins the Blueprint Competition organised by the Vitra Design Museum during MA degree in Design Products Royal College of Art

2003 Joins design firm Kram/Weisshaar and works on numerous collaborative projects out of Munich. Is commissioned to design ‘Incognito’ collection which was produced by Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg in 2005

2006 Participates in Khashayar Naimanan Vs Arne Quinze, as part of a series of special exhibitions at Messe Frankfurt, The Design Annual curated by Stylepark

2006 Incognito exhibited in Design Museum Tank

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