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.