Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg presents Arkanum, a new decor in Black and Platinum. Arkanum is based on the Principle of concealed luxury. Whilst exploring Nymphenburgs archives, Khashayar came across a book with inlays intricately embroidered in gold and red floral patterns. The book was called Arkanum. It was the Nymphenburg alchemists' guide to ‘White Gold’. This book contained the secret formula for the production of porcelain, written in the 1700s.

Noughts & Crosses

Noughts & Crosses is a toy storage system in finger-jointed birch plywood. The addition of O's and X's to the front of each box turns tidying up into a game. Noughts & Crosses is a self production, made to order.

Oak Joint


Joint is a dining table that utilises the traditional mortise and tenon joint. The secondary apron provides stability, allowing more slender elements. Joint is a self production and comes in various sizes, made to order. Available in oak, ash, maple and walnut.

Grow UP

15 May – 25 June 2009, Lazarides Gallery Rathbone Place
Lazarides opens a new flagship gallery The Rathbone. The original cult gallery, Lazarides will celebrate its coming of age with a group show 'Grow Up'. A new 'Machine' was produced especially for the show and other artists include Antony Micallef, Mode 2, Todd James, Invader and Polly Morgan to name just a few. 11 Rathbone Place London WC2H 0EW

Object factory: the Art of Industrial Ceramics


6 May – 13 September 2009, New York, USA
M.A.D. presents Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics is the first major U.S. museum exhibition to survey contemporary innovation in industrial ceramic production and the renaissance of ceramics in art and design today. The exhibition explores how artists and designers are reviving interest in ceramics through collaborations with industry that enhance and sometimes subvert the industrial process. Object Factory features more than 200 pieces by fifty artists, designers, and industrial manufacturers, including works by Campana Brothers, Hella Jongerius, Michele de Lucchi and Patricia Urquiola among others. The exhibition is curated by acclaimed ceramic artist and designer Marek Cecula and is accompanied by a 120-page, fully illustrated catalogue published and distributed by the Museum of Arts and Design. 2 Columbus Circle New York, NY 10019

T.A.G. Grand Palais


27 March – 3 May 2009, Paris, France
Alain-Dominique Gallizia commissioned a painting, but instead a machine was produced for the TAG exhibition. From the street to the Grand Palais. For the first time ever, this art sauvage is being shown at a Paris cultural institution, in the south-west gallery, undergoing restoration, on the first floor overlooking the nave. This new gallery provides an exceptional 700 square metres of space under the glass-panelled roof of the Grand Palais. Nave of the Grand Palais Avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris

Beau Sauvage


19 September – 19 October 2008, London, UK
For Autumn 2008, Gallery Libby Sellers will host a pop-up gallery at Liberty. The exhibition, Beau Sauvage, is the third of a series of group shows exploring the complexities and contrasts in contemporary design: highlighting the beautiful and the raw through objects, furniture, new media and lighting designs. The exhibition will feature new commissions and works by Daniel Brown, Jens Fager, Max Lamb, Julia Lohmann and Gero Grundmann, Peter Marigold, Khashayar Naimanan and Adrien Rovero. Liberty, 4th Floor. Great Marlborough Street, London. W1


July 2008
For a fashion shoot in GLAMOUR magazine, Publisher Condé Nast commissioned a large scale backdrop now put up on the wall of the Condé Nast Germany Offices.


May 14 – June 6 2008, London, UK
Gallery Libby Sellers presents Strativarious, an exhibition of new design commissions and selected works from emerging designers all of whom imbue their work with a subtle and elegant layering of luxury, materials or process. Khashayar Naimanan has designed an exclusive new decor for Gallery Libby Sellers on the Incognito dinnerware series manufactured by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg. Strativarious takes place in 29 Thurloe Place, SW7 2HQ South Kensington, London.

Design Museum Tank

December 13 2006 – January 28 2007, London, UK
At the invitation of curator Libby Sellers, Khashayar Naimanan has designed an installation 'Incognito' for the outdoor tank at the Design Museum on the Thames river front. Tableware produced by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg and Mirrors sponsored by Alluvial.

Football Fever

June 9 – July 10 2006, London, UK
To celebrate the World Cup, the Design Museum Tank will feature Football Fever, an exhibition exploring innovative redesigns of the humble football. Playing with your enemies skull or keeping it as a trophy influenced the design of Khashayar Naimanan's SkullBall. The footballs, produced in Pakistan under Fairtrade conditions, have been donated by The Fairtrade Foundation and Fair Deal Footballs.

All City

May 6 – 10 2006, Frankfurt, Germany
Khashayar Naimanan Vs Arne Quinze is part of a series of special exhibitions at Messe Frankfurt, The Design Annual 2006. Architecture by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram.



January 16 – 22 2006, Cologne, Germany
Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg presents Khashayar Naimanan with "Incognito" in Stylepark in Residence – StoryTellers organized by Stylepark inside the former railroad headquarter at Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer. Other StoryTellers include Konstantin Grcic, Jamie Haydon, Paul Kelly and Jüngen Mayer H.



October 16 2005 – January 2 2006, New York, USA
Khashayar Naimanan will participate in SAFE – Design Takes On Risk curated by Paola Antonelli at The Museum of Modern Art.



May 12 2005, Berlin, Germany
Khashayar Naimanan takes part in the project "Shots on Brave New World", conceived and art directed by Mats Theselius and Oliver Vogt, together with members of the DESIGNFILMPOOL crew. The organisation is devoted to defining and establishing the medium film as a working tool and means of expression for designers at the crossroads of art, design, architecture, music, media and cinema.



October – November 2004, London, UK
Khashayar Naimanan exhibits "Hero or Villan" his manipulated skateboard from the "Robin of Fulham" project and for the "Inspired" Exhibition curated by David Temhogen at the Apart Gallery.



March 31 – April 20 2004, Milan, Italy
NOW underground, a project under the patronage of Milan municipal authorities Intellectus Agents, in conjunction with Grandi Stazioni, curated by Cecilia Nesbitt. 43 artists invited to show their latest productions long side the Platform #21 inside Milan Central Station.

Hidden Wealth – Ça Ne Vaut Pas Un Clou


Re-evaluating traditional ways of hiding wealth by using objects with little perceived value, inspired Naimanan in melting all the un-wanted Jewellery available and cast into humble 4-inch nails. The nails are made in editions and come in solid Platinum, Gold or Silver.



December 2002
The Clothing for Concealment project continues with the Sleeving Jacket, KN develops tailor-made jackets for the art of sleeving (shop-lifting technique developed using one sleeve and a subtle movement of the hand).

Design Products


Khashayar Naimanan collaborates with Sculptor Chris Fitzgerald to hand-build, paint and package a selection of limited edition famous designers and artists, sold in the form of action figures. Collection one starts with Ron Arad and comes with a miniature rota-moulded 'Little Albert' chair.

Endless Summer


Khashayar Naimanan was invited to design graphics for Ayzit Bostan to be revealed at the Christian Dior / Vogue catwalk show in Berlin.