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Gareth Neal

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20092019
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Research interests

Gareth Neal is a furniture designer, craftsman and educator.  His furniture design practice was established in 2002 and has since gained international recognition. His practice-led research questions perceptions of history and the contemporary, the material and immaterial, and joins debates on digital fabrication and sustainable making practices.

Scholarly biography

Gareth Neal's list of clients, sponsors and associates include: Zaha Hadid, Glenlivet, Vauxhall Motors; Global material manufactures LG; Aesops; The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Arts Council; The Crafts Council; SCP; Heals; Case; The Newcrafstman; Sotheby’s; Bonham’s;

Through his joint role as a senior lecturer on Design and Craft, his practice-based research investigates the intersecting point between art, design and craft, evading any simple categorisation into a specific discipline. This innovative approach provides a critical framework for his research, through combining 3D computer drawing and CNC processes, with the intricacy of professional craftsmanship. The designs question traditional practice and develop new and diverse territory.

His work has received international critical acclaim and has featured in numerous, publications, public collections, and exhibitions, both in the UK and internationally. Neal’s selected exhibitions include ‘Telling Tales’ and ‘The power of Making’ at Victoria and Albert Museum, ‘Against the Grain’ Museum of art and Design New York; Out of Hand ‘Post modernising the digital’ The Power house Sydney, Australia.   ‘The State of Things’ at The Design Museum, Holon, Israel. ‘Hand Work’ Traditional skills in the digital age, Vienna, Austria. The International Hokuriku Kogei Awards, Toyama, Japan. 

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Brunel University

9 Jan 19936 Jan 1996

Keywords

  • NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
  • Sculture
  • Furniture
  • Digital
  • Wood
  • Craft
  • Design

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larceny Social Sciences
intellectual property Social Sciences
open access Social Sciences
artist Social Sciences
Robotics Engineering & Materials Science
uncertainty Social Sciences
Fabrication Engineering & Materials Science
community Social Sciences

Research Output 2009 2019

The Certainty of UnCertainty

Neal, G., 1 Oct 2019.

Research output: Working paperResearch

open access
uncertainty
Craft Council
Saatchi Gallery
Dissemination
Thought Processes
Carvings

Hack Chair: An investigation into 6axis robotics alongside traditional craft techniques

Neal, G., 1 Oct 2018

Research output: Non-textual outputArtefactResearch

Robotics
Fabrication

Intellectual Property and Theft regarding the issue of copyright in design

Neal, G., 1 Aug 2017, 267, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

larceny
intellectual property
artist
community

Activities 2015 2019

Crafts Council Collect 2019, Saatchi Gallery

Gareth Neal (Participant)
28 Feb 20195 Mar 2019

Activity: EventsExhibition, performance

How design can be enhanced by contemporary robotics

Gareth Neal (Presenter)
1 Mar 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

People Prosess Place

Gareth Neal (Presenter)
20 Feb 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

Contemporary Design studio in London

Gareth Neal (Presenter)
20 Feb 2018

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

Hacking Craft: Taking Ideology out of Crafts:

Gareth Neal (Presenter)
4 May 2018

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk