Julian Mayor is a british based artist. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2000 with a MA in Design Products, Mayor kicked-off his design career as a product and interior designer for IDEO design consultancy.


Mayor is known for his sculptural works in welded sheet metal. Using high-tech design processes, the artist creates each piece digitally on a computer before building them by hand in his workshop. His designs take inspiration from mathematics and nature and allude to his expertise in high-tech design and craft-based techniques. We see triangulation and geometry ever-present in his works.


His works have been exhibited in Milan, Switzerland, New York, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. Most notably, his works were shown in the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York, and shown in an installation with Naoto Fukasawa at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. He also has a permanent series of sculptural benches installed in the park behind the Tate Britain in Pimlico, London.




2019     Distortional Rhytm, The New gallery, West Hollywood,  LA

2019     Matter of Stuff, Kings Cross, London

2019     The Chair As Artwork, Riga, Latvia

2019     Twentieth Gallery, Distortional Rhythm, LA

               Black and White, Singapore

2016      ‘Raw Nature’ with Casa Vogue, Dilmos Gallery, Milan

2015      Design Miami Basel with Armel Soyer, Switzerland (gold glenda and creature


2014      Pushkin Museum, Moscow (general dynamic and impression chairs)

               ‘Parallax’, Design Miami Basel with Armel Soyer, Switzerland

               ‘Parallax’ solo exhibition at Armel Soyer, Paris

               Gathering (general dynamic chair) Design Museum, Holon

2013      ‘Out of Hand’ (Clone chair) Museum of Art and Design, New York

               Interart, Holland (solo exhibition)

               Rossana Orlandi at Bagatti Valsecchi, Milan (clone chair)

2012      ‘White’ Westend gallery, Munich (general dynamic chair)

2011      Lik+Neon, London

2010      ‘Ospiti Inaspettati’ Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan (clone chair)

               ‘Now:Art of the 21st Century’ Phillips de Pury & Company, NY

2009      ‘Telling Tales’ V&A, London (clone chair)

2008      twentytwentyfirst, chelsea, NY (solo exhibition)

               FAT Galerie, Paris

2007      Modernground, London

               Rossana Orlandi, Milan

2006      ‘Displacement’ installation, ICFF, NY

2005      ‘clone’ group show, Nog Gallery, London

2004      ‘Moon over Water’ installation, TDW, Tokyo

               ‘Moon over Water’ installation, Taverna Especial gallery, London

2003      ‘migration’ video Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

2001      ‘Personal Skies’ installation with Naoto Fukasawa, MOMA, NY

2000      ‘like rain’ installation, RCA gallery, London


Public Collections and Commissions

Artnet x Dobel Tequila at Art Basel Miami Beach