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Make it new! Jan Dibbets and medieval art at the French national library

On a lovely spring afternoon in April 2014, Charlotte Denoël, chief curator of medieval manuscripts at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the French national library in Paris, invited the Dutch conceptual artist Jan Dibbets to consult some documents she felt might be of interest to him. The two had met previously and she had already […]

Bauhaus turns 100

As you may have heard, 2019 is a big anniversary year for Leonardo da Vinci and it’s causing some interesting news in the process. However, da Vinci isn’t the only one getting a big celebration. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Bauhaus – the architecture and design school synonymous with sleekness […]

Maria Pergay’s ‘Iconic’ Retrospective at David Gill Gallery

When it comes to 20th-century design, the most well-known works are usually created by men, with only a few exceptions. Maria Pergay’s works is high among those exceptions, having dominated the male-centric design scene in the 1970’s by essentially rebranding stainless steel and pioneering its use in modern design. David Gill Gallery in London is […]

That’s a wrap for the future: looking back at the V&A’s ‘The Future Starts Here’

‘The Future Starts Here’ is a design exhibition reminiscent of the stories told about the World’s Fair. Futuristic, exciting, baffling, and at times intimidating advancements in design sometimes offer a glimpse into what could be in our world. We are used to the likes of such displays at tech or design shows – even car […]