Inspired by early graffiti writers, Khashayar Naimanan (b.1976, London) became one of the few Kings of the 'London Underground' by the mid 1990's. He studied product design from 1996 to 1999 at London's Central Saint Martins before moving to Munich to work as an apprentice in a metal-workshop. It was while a student at the Royal College of Art between 2001-2003 that Naimanan began his investigations into concealment and disguise by designing garments with pockets that could only be accessed by the user and by melting precious materials into the form of a nail so they could be hammered into the wall and subsequently hidden from view.
Naimanan's tableware collection 'Incognito', with gold leaf detailing on the underside of the plates, was produced by Porzellan-Manufaktur Nymphenburg in 2005, while 'Hidden Wealth' was produced for Gallery Libby Sellers two years later as a limited edition variation of the exquisite porcelain range. He lives in London and Munich and is an associate of Kram/Weisshaar. His work has been exhibited internationally at institutions including the Design Museum, London, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Isreal Museum, Jerusalem and the Messe, Frankfurt.