Architect Ab Rogers heads a multi-disciplinary design practice that strives to break boundaries, combining interior design, installation, industrial design, branding and communication, by introducing colour and motion and a sense of playfulness into his characteristic style.
Ab always seeks to bring objects to life by playing with materials, function, colour and energy. In such projects as the Rainbow House his vision invests the ordinary with a sense of magic and wonder, and encourages the imagination to roam free. In his retail work, such as the Comme des Garcons store in the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, Paris, his inspiration comes from found objects, which he brings to life by making them responsive rather than passive. His work is always a mix of the playful and serious, sensual and functional, poetic and pragmatic.
For his Stanley Picker Fellowship at Kingston University, Rogers aims to honour the extraordinary objects of the Picker House by using them to breathe life into a fictional character through the imaginations of a selected group of creative souls and the concept of ‘exquisite corpses’. He and his studio will then deconstruct the design narrative, re order the puzzle pieces and construct an installation to complete the circle of art to life to art.