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Daniel Weil

Daniel Weil

*  1953 Buenos Aires

The industrial designer Daniel Weil, a native of Argentina, studied architecture at university in his birthplace, Buenos Aires, until 1977 before going to London, where he studied industrial design at the Royal College of Art from 1978 until 1981. There Daniel Weil met Gerard Taylor, with whom he opened a joint design practice in London in 1985. At that time, Daniel Weil worked mainly as a product designer and graphic artist. In 1981 Daniel Weil showed work at the first Memphis exhibition in Milan. In the early 1980s, Daniel Weil caused a furore by coming up with the "Bag Radio", a disassembled radio sealed into transparent plastic. The "Bag Radio" was made by Parenthesis. This provocative design was rooted in the anarchic Punk aesthetic of the 1980s. In 1982 Daniel Weil redesigned the logo of the Boots pharmacy chain. Daniel Weil has also designed furniture for Knoll and utilitarian objects for Alessi. In 1992 Daniel Weil became a partner in the interdisciplinary design agency Pentagram, which was established in London in 1972. In the 1990s Daniel Weil worked for the Swiss watchmaker Swatch and also designed sleeves for EMI Records, including the CD sleeve for "Very" (Pet Shop Boys: 1994). In adddition, Daniel Weil designed interiors for Swatch, Esprit, and Autogrill. From 1991 until 1995, Daniel Weil was a professor of industrial design and car design at the Royal College of Art.