During his design studies in Faenza and at the Royal College of Art in London, the English designer and artist Barnaby Barford specialized in the production and design of ceramics and porcelain. His ironic designs mostly borrow from existing figures, which he deconstructs and reassembles in a new context. In his work, he explores the fundamental questions that drive human nature: relating to morality, the conflict between good and evil, the lack of happiness and the incessant desire of modern society for growth. Barford's figures are represented at internationally important trade fairs and exhibitions. In 2004 the design magazine Wallpaper nominated him as Young Designer of the Year. Barford lives and works in London.