20th April 2005




Award-winning furniture and lighting designer Professor Maxine Naylor will be giving her inaugural lecture next Tuesday (26th April).


Entitled ‘Form Follows Idea’, the lecture will introduce the audience to the many facets of chair design including abstract and social values.


Born in America, Maxine Naylor now holds the position of Professor of Design in the Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of Lincoln.


Since gaining a degree in Furniture Design at Middlesex Polytechnic in 1979 and an MA in Furniture Design at Buckinghamshire College in 1981, Professor Naylor has become an award-winning and influential designer exhibiting widely in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States of America.


She has taught at a number of highly distinguished universities in Europe and the United States and was course leader for Furniture in the School of Architecture and Design at the Royal College of Art.


In the UK her commissions have included BHS, Habitat and Next Directory among others. 


“I am driven by exploring and experimenting with ideas,” said Professor Naylor. “I have very specific design principles that produce high design content at low cost.”


“The theme of the presentation promises to provide a fascinating insight into the thought process behind Professor Naylor’s award-winning designs,” said a university spokesperson.


The presentation will take place in lecture theatre AR0107, Lincoln School of Architecture, Brayford Pool, Lincoln.


Admission to the lecture is free of charge and a light buffet and wine will be provided. Registration and refreshments begin at 5.30pm, the lecture begins at 6.00pm.


To book a place contact Natalie Pickles on 01522 886626 or email npickles@lincoln.ac.uk.


For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886244                         gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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