January 16, 2015

Behind the Career of Ali Tayar

Ali Tayar

Ali Tayar, courtesy of Parallel Design.

Firm: Parallel Design

Location: New York, NY.

Honors: Interior Design Best of Year Awards; Architectural League of New York Emerging Voices.

Bio: Ali Tayar was born in Istanbul in 1959 and studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1993, he formed Parallel Design Partnership, through which he designs and produces furniture and hardware. These pieces, as well as Tayar’s architectural work, derive from twin imperatives of structural behavior and the methods of mass-production. Tayar’s work ranges from objects and furniture (ellen’s brackets) to commercial interiors (PoP Burger and Pizza Bar in NYC, the Omnia Hotel in Zermatt) and architectural projects (Carbon Fiber House). Tayar’s designs were featured in “Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design” and “Workspheres” at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, “Aluminum by Design” at the Cooper-Hewitt and “US Design 1975-2000” at the Denver Art Museum. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Musse des Arts Decoratifs de Montreal, the Denver Art Museum, the Carnegie Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

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