Ten of the world’s most prolific designers have partnered with the leaders of London’s cultural institutions to explore the creative process of collaboration and the concept of “legacy” for an exhibition at the V&A during London Design Festival 2019
“I’m interested in the invisibility of the design scripts that are hidden within objects we use every day that channel certain stereotypes,” says Central St Martins course leader Betti Marenko. Looking around there are plenty of design objects embedded with gender stereotypes – from the ubiquitous fail of Bic for Her pens to Nika Zupanc’s “feminine” gold chair for Moooi.
London-based Woods Bagot CEO and Indesign Luminary Nik Karalis is still that curious boy from South Australia – always looking to qualify his understanding of design’s purpose and intent, and ultimately, search for its meaning in the most unlikely of places.
When Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd founded their eponymous studio, PearsonLloyd, in 1997 they set out to bring the worlds of furniture design and industrial production closer together – an approach that has brought them success as one of the world’s most celebrated design studios.
Tired of being a grown up? Copenhagen’s KU.BE by MVRDV and ADEPT is a new type of community centre based around play, incorporating a mix of disparate building types into one, from library to cooking school and gym to theatre. And we love it.
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