The Making of Things: Ali Tayar

The exhibition highlights Tayar’s design process as applied to different manufacturing processes in a wide range of scales, from a small cast aluminum candle-holder to a carbon fiber house. His idiosyncratic process is presented through sketches, drawings, samples, prototypes, patterns and final objects.

 Ali Tayar, a principal of the New York based “parallel design”, studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and MIT. Tayar's work ranges from objects and furniture to commercial interiors and architectural projects. Tayar was a finalist for Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Award in 2009. His designs are represented in various museum collections, among them, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.