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Daniel Weil (born 1953 in Buenos Aires) is an architect and industrial designer.

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BiographyEdit

 
Daniel Weil performing the honor kick-off in the World Chess Championship 2018 between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana.

Weil studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires in 1977. Following qualifying as an architect, Weil moved to London to attend the Royal College of Art, obtaining an MA in 1981. Weil was a unit master for the Architectural Association and a Professor of Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art. In 2002, the Royal College of Art awarded Weil a Senior Fellowship.[1]

Upon leaving the RCA, Weil started designing his own products. In 1982 Weil designed the Radio Bag, a radio taken apart and put into a transparent bag. The 1983 edition of the Radio Bag is part of the permanent collection in the MOMA and the V&A.[2] In 1985 Weil co-authored the paperback Light Box, which was published by the Architectural Association[3]

 
Weil's Radio Bag

Weil joined Pentagram's London office in 1992.[4] He has worked with extensively with the ALDO Group, designing three pop-up shops and retail spaces for the brand, including one for Madonna's Truth or Dare shoe range and two for ALDO rise. Weil's clients also include United Airlines, where he designed cabin interiors, tableware, seating, amenities, staff uniforms and the lounges for First, Business and Economy classes.

For London 2012 Olympic Games, Weil designed a self-contained exhibition, called the Chronoscope which showcases the development of the Lower Lea Valley and what the area will look life after the Games.[5]

He has also worked with Grupo Assa [6] and most recently worked on the rebranding of World Chess.[7] Former clients include Swatch, Mont Blanc, Lego, Coca-Cola, Boots and The Dorchester in London.

ClocksEdit

For over 20 years Weil has been making clocks. In 2012, Sotheby's London exhibited "Making Time", including work from Weil's clock series made 17 years apart. His most recent collection, "A Matter of Time" consists of "Clock for an Architect", "Clock for an Acrobat", "Clock for an Astronomer", "Clock for a Card Player" and "Clock for a Filmmaker". In July 2012, his "Clock for a Filmmaker", the fifth and final clock in his series was unveiled at KATARA in Doha.[8] In 2014, the Design Museum exhibited Weil's clocks and other work in the critically acclaimed show "Time Machines: Daniel Weil and the Art of Design".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Royal College of Art | Senior Fellows Archived 2011-06-11 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "V&A - A Grand Design". Vam.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-19.
  3. ^ Ades, Dawn; Coates, Nigel; Jones, Christopher; Thackara, John (1 December 1985). "Daniel Weil: Light Box". Architectural Association Publications – via Amazon.
  4. ^ "Pentagram - the world's largest independent design consultancy". Pentagram.
  5. ^ "Pentagram - the world's largest independent design consultancy". Pentagram.
  6. ^ "gA - Digital Business Transformation -". www.grupoassa.com.
  7. ^ "The Daily Beast". The Daily Beast.
  8. ^ "A Stunning Clock That Reveals Its Inner Workings and Lasts a Lifetime". fastcodesign.com. 6 December 2010.

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