Stuart Haygarth is an artist and designer. He was born in Whalley, United Kingdom, in 1966. He graduated from the Exeter College of Art and Design in 1988. Haygarth began his career as a photographer and, as a result, light and environment have always played an integral part in his creative thinking. In 2003, he began to explore the third dimension through sculpture. His artistic influences include the use of everyday objects in surrealism and pop art.
Many of his works are part of permanent museum collections, including those of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Design Museum in London. In the end, to Haygarth, the distinction between artist and designer matters little.
Each of his limited-edition works are precisely constructed and handmade. He bases his work on narratives, and each group of projects speaks to a single observation. With Sharp Project, created between 2003 and 2006, he appropriated objects confiscated from passengers boarding British Airways flights. His iconic Tide Chandelier, made in 2005, reused broken and rejected plastic objects that washed up on the beach.
Haygarth’s process follows a precise methodology: He collects and then classifies the pieces of a huge 3D puzzle based on choice and assembly. The material is then organized by color and function.
/ Wallpaper Courvoisier Award – winner
/ Jerwood Contemporary Makers – shortlisted
/ Rosemount Taste Award – shortlisted
/ British Design Awards ( Elle Decor ) - New Designer Award.
/ Bombay Sapphire Glass prize – shortlisted for Aladdin
/ Elle Décor ( Italy – No.12 ) - Best Design
/ Arena Magazine – ‘ Man of the Year ‘ award for Design.
/ February - Wallpaper Magazine - winner of Best Breakthrough Designer.
/ Fragiles / Porcelain,Glass & Ceramics / Gestalten
/ Wonder Wood / A Favourite Material for Design, Architecture & Art / Glasner & Ott
/ Why, What, How / Collecting Design in a Contemporary Market / Sellers Upcycle / Ginko Press
/ Design Mobilier / Karine Mazeau, Eyrolles
/ Product Design / Paul Rogers & Alex Milton / Lawrence King
/ 100 New Eco Designs / Rebecca Proctor / Lawrence King
/ Remake It Home / Henrietta Thompson / Lawrence King
/ Material Thoughts / David Bramston / AVA Publishing
/ Artifact / Recognizing the Essential of Products / Viction:ary
/ Design After Modernism / Furniture and Interiors 1970-2010 / Judith Gura / Norton
/ Contemporary Glass / Black Dog Publishing
/ Twenty-First Century Design / New Design Icons, from Mass Market to Avant-Garde / Fairs
/ 1000 New Eco-Designs and Where To Find Them / Rebecca Proctor / Laurence King
/ 1000 New Designs and Where To Find Them / Jennifer Hudson / Laurence King
/ Escapartes / Alexandro Bahamon, Anna Vicens Soler / PAD Parramon
/ The Eco-Design Handbook (3rd Edition) / Alastair Fuad-Luke - Thames & Hudson.
/ Limited Edition / Prototypes, One-offs & Design Art Furniture / Sophie Lovell - Birkhauser
/ The International Design Year Book 2007 / Laurence King
/ Manufractured / The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects / Holt & Skov Books
/ AC/DC Contemporary Art Contemporary Design / Geneva University of Art & Design
/ Cool Hunting Green / David Evans / East Street Publications
Museum of Art and Design, MAD, New York, USA.
Design Museum, London, UK.
Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK.
Craig Robins Collection, Miami, USA.
David Roberts Collection, London, UK.