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Vahakn Matossian-Gehlhaar

MA work

British-Armenian designer Vahakn Matossian has been working in the realms of interactive art and design for a number of years. Son of digital music pioneer and interactive artist Rolf Gehlhaar, he graduated from the University of Brighton's Three Dimensional Design, with exciting products and projects under his belt.

He has worked with TROIKA, on the now famous 'Cloud' and 'All the Time in the World' installations at Terminal 5, among other projects, and is currently studying the Design Products Masters at the Royal College of Art in London. Clients include, Hulger, Glastonbury Festival, British Film Institute and Cybersonica.

Vahakn's work contains a huge element of play throughout and is a mind bending look at objects we think we know well.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2009

  • British-Armenian designer Vahakn Matossian has been working in the realms of interactive art and design for a number of years. Son of digital music pioneer and interactive artist Rolf Gehlhaar, he graduated from the University of Brighton's Three Dimensional Design, with exciting products and projects under his belt.

    He has worked with TROIKA, on the now famous 'Cloud' and 'All the Time in the World' installations at Terminal 5, among other projects, and is currently studying the Design Products Masters at the Royal College of Art in London. Clients include, Hulger, Glastonbury Festival, British Film Institute and Cybersonica.

    Vahakn's work contains a huge element of play throughout and is a mind bending look at objects we think we know well.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design (WMCP), University of Brighton, 2006; Foundation Art and Design, Central School of Speech and Drama, 2005
  • Experience

  • Prototyper/Designer/Researcher, Troika Design LLP, London, 2006–7; Design Consultant/Prototype Designer, Hulger, London, 2007–8; Skilled Maker (Bleigiesen), Thomas Heatherwick Studio, London, 2005; Design Consultant, Charles Marsden-Smedley Exhibition Design, London, 2005 to present
  • Exhibitions

  • Making Fun Serious, CUBE, Manchester, 2009; Berlin Biennale, Skulpturpark, Berlin, Germany, 2008; Designersblock, Municipal Pool, Milan, Italy, 2008; Into The Woods, The Shop at Bluebird, London, 2007