Lionel Theodore Dean



Lionel Theodore Dean graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 1987. He worked as an automotive designer, for Pininfarina in Italy, before launching his own consultancy business with a full-size concept car at the 1989 Tokyo Auto Salon.

Initially focusing on small cars and motorcycles, Lionel’s work spread from the mid-nineties into interior products, in particular lighting. Lionel’s products are very much design led: through his work he seeks to explore the boundaries between Art and Design.

In 2002 Lionel was appointed Designer in Residence at Huddersfield University and he began working on FutureFactories, a digital manufacturing (Rapid Prototyping) concept for the mass individualisation
of products. The project has been a great success with acclaimed exhibitions in London and Milan.