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Terence Woodgate

Terence Woodgate and John Barnard

Industrial Designer & Design Engineer

Terence Woodgate is a designer of lighting and furniture. A modernist at heart, he is known for his simple, thoughtful and understated designs. Woodgate works from his studio in East Sussex where he continues to quietly seek new expressions in design. In 2003 he was elected a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI). He has received several international design industry awards including the German Red Dot ‘Best of the best’ award and the IF ecology award. In the UK he has won the Observer⁄Elle Decoration design award for furniture and recently a Wallpaper* magazine 2008 design award. Examples of his work are held in the permanent collections of the Museu d’Arts Decoratives, Barcelona and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

John Barnard is one of the most innovative racing car design engineers of his generation. He was first thrown in the limelight after he won the USAC series and Indianapolis 500. He pioneered and built the world’s first carbon fibre monocoque, winning three consecutive Formula One world championships for McLaren. Uniquely he has been technical director⁄chief designer at both Ferrari and McLaren. Headhunted by Ferrari he pioneered for them the first hydro electronic gearbox, a system that is now used by all F1 teams. His system of using paddles on the steering wheel and an automatic clutch has now migrated to road cars. Asked to rejoin Ferrari in 1992 he designed and built Ferraris in Guildford from 1993-1997. His Ferrari 641, one of the most beautiful Ferrari racing cars, is in the New York Museum of Modern Art permanent collection. His influence can be seen in every single car on the grid today.

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