SCULPTURAL EXPLORATIONS IN DESIGN

PROFILE

Cairn Young has been working as an independent designer for international companies since the mid nineties. His work ranges from one-off art projects and installations to industial and product designs for mass-production. He works across a variety of market sectors, for companies such as Driade and Sawaya&Moroni in Italy, Baccarat Crystal in France, and Rosenthal, Koziol, WMF and Auerhahn in Germany. His work spans a wide range of materials and processes.

Originally trained in architecture at Kingston, he started a studio workshop with friend and fellow-designer Robin Platt, a productive partnership lasting many years, and continued off and on to this day. Their work together for Rosenthal is now included in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Chicago Athenaeum.

In addition, Cairn has also developed various long-standing collaborations, including his work with Ian Spencer in a venture called Yard Sale Project, together producing one-off and short-series studio furniture pieces, both to commission and available through their New York gallery Todd Merrill, with whom they regularly exhibit at such shows as Design Miami, Art Basel, Masterpiece London, PAD London/Paris/New York, and Gallery Seoul.

DESIGN AWARDS

 

2015

WCF Design Guild Mark 131

YSP

Cubrick

2013

German Design Award Nominee

Koziol

Bababin

2013

German Design Award Nominee

Koziol

Mixxx

2013

German Design Award Nominee

Koziol

Leaf XL

2013

Good Design Chicago Athenaeum

Koziol

Leaf XL

2012

Pro-K Product of the year

Koziol

Mixxx

2012

iF Design Award

Koziol

Bababin

2011

WCF Bespoke Guild Mark 427

YSP

Roccapina III

2011

#FORM 2011

Koziol

Mixxx

2011

#FORM 2011

Koziol

Leaf XL

2011

#FORM 2011

Koziol

Bababin

2009

German Design Award Nominee

WMF

Avance

2008

Baden Wurtemburg Designpreis

Auerhahn

Velvet

2008

German Design Award Nominee

Auerhahn

Velvet

2007

Reddot Design Award

Rosenthal

A La Carte

2007

Classic Design Award V & A

Rosenthal

A La Carte

2007

German Design Prize Nominee

Rosenthal

A La Carte

2007

German Design Prize Nominee

Rosenthal

Tatami, Scoop

2007

Design Plus

Rosenthal

A La Carte

2007

Design Plus

Rosenthal

Tatami, Scoop

2007

German Design Prize

Rosenthal

Tectonics

2006

German Design Award Nominee

Auerhahn

Helix

2006

RedDot Design Award

Auerhahn

Helix

2006

RedDot Design Award

Rosenthal

Tectonics

2006

iF Design Award

Rosenthal

Tectonics

2006

iF Design Award

Rosenthal

A La Carte

2006

Good Design Chicago Athenaeum

Rosenthal

A La Carte

2006

Maison & Objet Paris

Rosenthal

A La Carte

2006

German Design Prize Nominee

Auerhahn

Korb

2005

MATERIALICA Design Award

Rosenthal

Tectonics

2004

Good Design Chicago Athenaeum

Auerhahn

Korb

2002

Reddot Design Award

Auerhahn

Korb

2001

Form

Rosenthal

Yono

2001

iF Design Award

Rosenthal

TableWear

2000

Form

Rosenthal

Spirit

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