Alex Randall

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Alex Randall[1]
Alex Randall and Denise Hale.jpg
Alex Randall with Denise Hale
Born 1982
England, UK
Nationality British

Falmouth College of Art
Chelsea School of Art

Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College
Known for Artist, lighting designer, writer

2011 Bespoke Silver, Prix de la Photographie In collaboration with Claire Rosen
2011 Bespoke Gold, Prix de la Photographie In collaboration with Claire Rosen
2010 Bespoke Short List, Sony World Awards In collaboration with Claire Rosen

2007 The Most Promising Newcomer Award by Liberty[2]

Alex Randall (born in 1982, London) is a British[3] lighting designer[4][5] and artist. She is probably best known for her use of unconventional materials in large-scale chandeliers, such as taxidermy[6] rawhide[7] and salvaged materials. Her studio is based in London.[8]

Randall first attended the Chelsea School of Art[9] where she studied sculpture and later Falmouth College of Art[10] where she completed an MA in Professional Writing.

In 2006 Randall started her career as a lighting artist and designed her first piece, the award winning Bakelite Telephone Lamp[11] In 2007 Randall's work started making its way into the marketplace in stores such as Liberty and Harvey Nichols.

Randall's work normally finds its way into boutique hotels, restaurants[12] and private residences[13] as well as the clothing brand Ted Baker. She has designed much of their bespoke lighting pieces for their international stores.[14]

'The Carriers'

In 2008 Randall started working in the controversial medium of taxidermy[15][16] She took the ethical stance to work only with already dead or culled animals and so has worked a lot with vermin. Works in this vein range from The Carriers to the The Rat Swarm Lamp ‘The most nightmarish lamp ever produced’ and Squirrel Wall Lights.[17]

Randall works collaboratively with the photographer Claire Rosen[18] Their images have won multiple awards.

Randall is involved with the charity Freddie For A Day, creating a large scale cast of the statue of Freddie Mercury for the benefit of the charity.[19]

In 2012 Randall was invited by the boutique Hong Kong[20] based store Lane Crawford to exhibit.[21]

Selected shows[edit]

2012 Lane Crawford, Hong Kong[22]
2011 The memory collection, The Russian club, Dalston[23]
2011 Guest Speaker- The Day of Light, the Netherlands[24]
2011 Solo show, Ken Fulk, San Francisco[25]
2010 Tent London[26][27]
2010 The Future Perfect New York[28]
2009 Stuff and Nonsense. London.[29]
2009 '100% Design', .
2008 'Where To?' Solo Show. London.[30]
2008 'Pulse', London.[31]
2008 '100% Design', London.[32]
2008 'Trash Luxe', Liberty Department Store, London.[33]
2007 'Pulse', London.
2007 '100% Design', London.

Major artworks[edit]


  1. ^ "Skin and Bones". Crafts Magazine (234): 92. January 2012. 
  2. ^ Prime, Richard. "Alex Randall Bespoke Lighting". Cool Hunting. 
  3. ^ The Sunday Times Magazine. 27 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Skin and Bones". Crafts Magazine (234): 92. January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Designer Focus". London Homes and Property. May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Animal Magic". House and Home. 13 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Think Outside The White Cube". Bricks & Mortar. 25 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Creative Heads". Domas Nova: 81. Spring 2012. 
  9. ^ Magaldi, Elisa. "Taxidermy popular as new art form". Arts London News. 
  10. ^ Stacey, Camilla. "One Hundred Great Careers". UCF. 
  11. ^ "Ethical Homewares". The Independent: 66. 18 August 2007. 
  12. ^ "Luxurious Living". A1 Lighting (19): 82. May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Into the light". Millionaire lifestyle magazine. June 2011. 
  14. ^ Millar, Jamie. "GQ Style Spy". GQ. 
  15. ^ "Stuff we love". Tatler. August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Light After Death". Tatler 306 (10): 239. October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Design Notebook: By David Nichols". Telegraph Magazine: 82. 23 July 2011. 
  18. ^ Raiser, Jennifer (12 February 2011). "Ken Fulk Gallery Opening for "Bespoke: The Adventures of Randall and Rosen"". 
  19. ^ "The memory Collection". A review of the launch of the collection. Trends Blog. November 2011. 
  20. ^ Ming Pao Daily. 24 May 2012. 
  21. ^ "The Bespoken Art". Harpers Bazaar. May 2012. 
  22. ^ "Alex Randall's asian debut". Lane Crawford. 
  23. ^ "The memory Collection". A review of the launch of the collection. Trends Blog. November 2011. 
  24. ^ "Dag Van Het Licht in Heerenveen". 
  25. ^ Raiser, Jennifer (12 February 2011). "Ken Fulk Gallery Opening for "Bespoke: The Adventures of Randall and Rosen"". 
  26. ^ "Ever-evolving, Ever-changing". Tent London. 23 September 2010. 
  27. ^ Baker, Johnathan. "Alex Randall, Bespoke Lighting". 
  28. ^ Chen, Jason (17 May 2010). "The Future Perfect Is Now". GQ Magazine. 
  29. ^ "Stuff and Nonsense". Brompton Design District. 
  30. ^ "Where To?". Brompton Design District. 
  31. ^ "Pure Design". pure design. 
  32. ^ Lighten Up. Crystal Palace: RedesignDesign Limited. 2008. p. 159. ISBN 978-0-9557129-1- 3. 
  33. ^ Proud, Danielle (14 October 2007). "Make it big". The Sunday Times Style. 
  34. ^ "Shiver and Chic – Jessica style". You Magazine. 15 May 2011. 
  35. ^ Robb Report. February 2012. 
  36. ^ "The New Chandeliers". You Magazine. 2011. 
  37. ^ "Hunting shooting and fishing guide". Tatler. August 2011. 
  38. ^ "Timeless Appeal". Inside Out. June 2011. 
  39. ^ "Especial Decoracion". El Mundo. 23 October 2011. 

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