Lightning Artist designer
Moritz Waldemeyer is an internationally renowned designer based in London. His work occupies a diverse range of creative spaces, from art and product design to fashion and entertainment.
Originally from Germany, Moritz moved to London in 1995 to study engineering at Kings College. He completed his Mechatronics master’s degree in 2001 before making his debut into the design world, enabling interactive show pieces for Swarovski’s Crystal Palace exhibition.
Following his early collaborative work for the likes of Hussein Chalayan and Zaha Hadid, Moritz soon established himself as an independent designer. He held his first two gallery exhibitions “Electric Kid” and “By Royal Appointment” between 2006 and 2007. A year later, Moritz exhibited in MoMA’s Design & the Elastic Mind exhibition. In 2013 his lighting product ‘My New Flame’ was unveiled as part of MoMA’s permanent collection.
Moritz founded his own Studio in 2004, enabling him to work on large-scale, independent projects.
In 2016 Nazanin Farahbod joined the studio as partner, contributing her great sense for aesthetic, business acumen and positive energy to every project.
The Studio was built on a philosophy of playful experimentation by forging links between technology, art, fashion and design. This approach has resulted in a number of bespoke installations for brands like Audi, Panerai and Rinascente as well as a series of eccentric LED-embedded hats designed in collaboration with Philip Treacy.
The studio has also made its mark in the music industry by creating high-tech, light-studded costumes for a range of a-list clients including U2, Rihanna, and also the London Olympics Handover Ceremony performers. 2017 presented a highlight in this domain, the complete redesign of Jamiroquai’s stage persona in the form of a parametric robotic hat.
The same year, the studio created the new lighting brand “mori.london” via a Kickstarter campaign, as a vehicle to sell innovative lighting products directly online.
More recently the studio very successfully entered the domain of automotive design, contributing lighting and parametric design to Bentley’s 100 year anniversary concept car EXP100GT.
Given Moritz and Nazanin’s passion for everything automotive, this area will be one of the main focus points for the studio as the car industry is entering a new era of full electrification.