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Style Profile: Alexander Taylor

The British designer behind the Antlers coat rack and the Kids-Rock chair

Posted: 5 October 2010
by Helen McKay-Ferguson

Alexander Taylor has a slew of design awards under his belt and runs workshops both in the UK and internationally.

Who is your design hero?
I have several, one of which would be Jean Prouvé, whose designs are honest and considered.

What is your philosophy for life?

There is always a right and a wrong way to do something. I always try to choose the right way!

Which of your own designs is your favourite?
It’s difficult to decide. I’m very proud of my Fold Lamp being part of the Museum of Modern Art permanent collection in New York.

Do you have any golden rules when it comes to design?
No, except that I do try to avoid compromise, as I believe there is always a way.

Did you have a favourite piece of design as a child? My BMX bike.

What would be your dream children’s product? In the same vein, I would love to design a children’s bicycle one day.

What inspired the Kids-Rock chair? It came from a vintage rocker I spotted at a friend’s house. It had such character, I decided to design a rocker for children with the same qualities. I haven’t made an adult’s version, as I believe the purity of the design would be lost and I like the idea that it is designed just for children.

Antlers coat-rack £49 and Kids-Rock £250, available at Thorsten Van Elten;

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