Nigel Coates."Nigel Coates, “All architecture and furniture is shaped around the human body and how it interacts with the world".
As a designer, architect and author, Nigel Coates has consistently worked within layers of perception, and in particular with sensuality as a fundamental component of reality.
Typically his objects have body-like curves. His architecture has fluidity too, and seems inclined to muscle-in on the city;.
Art and literary strategies find their way into many of his projects whatever their scale or medium. Coates has designed and built influential interiors, exhibitions and buildings around the world, in particular in the UK and Japan. Throughout his colourful career, he has created different experimental pieces which have been shown in both artisitic and design contexts, including such exhibits as ArkAlbion at the Architectural Association in 1984, Ecstacity at the same venue in 1992, Mixtacity at Tate Modern in 2007, and Hyp¬nerotosphere at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008. Examples of his work are held in collections around the world including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and FRAC in Orléans. His books include “Guide to Ecstacity” (Laurence King, 2003) and “Narrative Architecture” (Wiley, 2012). Recent shows include Casa Reale at the Salone del Mobile and the London Design Festival (2012), and Picaresque at “Kama: Sex and Design” at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan (2012).