KHASHAYAR NAIMANAN (*1976) was born in London to parents of Japanese and Iranian origin. He studied Product Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and then moved to Munich where he trained as a metal worker. In 2003 he completed his masters degree at the Royal College of Art in London, where he studied under Ron Arad.
His work as an artist and designer ranges from hand-crafted studio pieces and furniture to large scale installations and paintings seen at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, such as MoMA New York, V1 Contemporary Art Centre in Copenhagen and Design Museum London among others.
He has collaborated extensively with designers Kram/Weisshaar on widely celebrated projects such as OUTRACE and ROBOCHOP. The royal Bavarian porcelain manufacturer Nymphenburg produces his luxury tableware designs. Naimanan currently lives and works in London.