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Terence Woodgate and John Barnard

Industrial Designer & Design Engineer

A modernist at heart, Terence Woodgate is known for his simple, thoughtful and understated designs. Woodgate works from his studio in the UK where he continues to seek ways to distil the essentials of design. In 2003 he was elected a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI). He has received prestigious 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 a Wallpaper* design award. Examples of his work are held in the permanent collections of the Museu de les Arts Decoratives, Barcelona and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

John Barnard is one of the most innovative racing car design engineers of his generation. Barnard’s first experience in the limelight came when his Chaparral 2K chassis won the prestigious 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 Formula One teams. His system of using paddles on the steering wheel and an automatic clutch has now migrated to road cars. Asked to re-join Ferrari in 1992 he designed and built Ferraris in the UK from 1993-1997. His Ferrari 641, one of the most beautiful Ferrari racing cars, is in the MoMA, New York permanent collection. His influence can be seen in every single car on the grid today.

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