12 Days of Christmas

Disegno’s 12 Days of Christmas is a charity project asking 12 designers, fashion designers,
graphic designers and architects to create a seasonal decoration from a single sheet of B1 paper.
Sponsored by Fedrigoni UK, all designers’ fees from the project will go towards the disaster
relief charity Article 25. The money will fund one of the charity’s experts in Haiti for two months,
where they are helping to oversee the earthquake relief effort.



11 Years of Young Design In Process

Talents Messe Frankfurt
Hansjerg Maier-Aichen



Teaching – the Royal College of Art

Alexander Taylor & Simon Hasan are tutoring Platform 19, design products at the RCA, 2012-2013.



Alexander Taylor in five designs

Designo Interview Oli Stratford

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Bench Years at the V&A

14-23 September 2012


Speed Freaks

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The Conran Shop unveils RED

GRIP / RED ‘Torchlight’ Limited Edition.

A special exhibition to mark 25 years at the Michelin building for London Design Festival 2012.
14-23 September 2012

The Conran Shop is pleased to announce RED, a special exhibition to mark 25 years
at the Michelin Building during the London Design Festival 2012. The exhibition will include
works by over 40 designers including Jasper Morrison, Thomas Heatherwick, Nendo,
John Pawson, Ingo Maurer, Marcel Wanders, Raw Edges and Alexander Taylor.

… Alexander Taylor launch the new Grip LED torch manufactured by Praxis.
Grip draws direct reference to the familiar form of the BMX bicycle grip and demonstrates
Taylor’s considered and intelligent approach to design. The red Grip torch has been specially
commissioned for the exhibition and the first time the product will be shown in the UK.

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TUBE Bench at the V&A for LDF

Bench Years – Exhibition for The London Design Festival 2012
14-23 September 2012

The London Design Festival has collaborated with the British furniture and lighting producer
Established & Sons to create a series of one-off benches to mark ten years of the Festival.
Each one is made from a different material and designed by a different designer.
This family of benches is exhibited collectively in the Italianate surroundings
of the John Madejski Garden at the centre of the V&A.



GRIP ‘torchlight’ for PRAXIS at Maison & Objet launch.

Rubber LED Torchlight


A conversation with James Carnes – Adidas Creative Director of Sport Performance

Joined by Alexander Taylor – Consultant for adidas.