Jerszy Seymour is a designer in the broadest sense of the term. He conceives of design as the creation of situations, such as the relationship we have with the constructed and the natural world, with other people and with ourselves, and is as much about the inhabitation of the planet as the inhabitation of the mind.
His objective is the transformation of reality, guided by a constant sense of humour, an eccentric sense of poetry, and by the idea of 'non-gesamt gesamtkunstwerk' (total non-total artwork). His work often plays with industrial and post-industrial produced objects and ranges from interventions and installations, covering an array of means and materials, to films, performance, music and writing. Seymour grew up in London where he attended South Bank Polytechnic (1987 - 1990) and studied industrial design at the Royal College of Art (1991 - 1993). Immediately afterwards, he moved to Milan where he began work on a number of independent projects. In 2004, he established the Jerszy Seymour Design Workshop in Berlin with the aim of bringing to life a series of conceptual projects intended to improve the image of design within society. These activities and other ongoing experimental and conceptual projects are the cornerstone of his work. He is also the author of various products and has developed strategies for companies such as Magis, Vitra and Alessi. Seymour's work has been exhibited in numerous museums around the world, including the London Design Museum; the Vitra Design Museum in Basel and Berlin, and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York); the Fonds National d'Art Contemporain (France); the Centre Pompidou (Paris); the MAK (Vienna), and the Musée d'Art Grand-Duc Jean (Luxembourg). He also teaches and holds workshops at the Royal College of Art in London, the Domus Academy in Milan, and the ECAL Lausanne, etc.
Modern Studio with Jerszy Seymour