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Luchtsingel, pedestrian bridge crowdfunded by citizens, ZUS, Rotterdam. Photography Ossip van Duivenbode, 2011 – 2015 © ZUS

Design exhibition: The Future Starts Here

The Future Starts Here is an upcoming exhibition at London’s V&A which sets out to explore the power of design to shape the world of tomorrow. Working with architects, designers, scientists and inventors around the world, it is about gathering evidence of the future to see what social and cultural impact objects can have on our lives.

Ferrari: Under The Skin photo credit Luke Hayes

Ferrari: Under The Skin opens at Design Museum

Ferrari: Under the Skin at the Design Museum honors the Italian marque and its founder Enzo Ferrari as the company turns seventy

Joan Didion in Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore published by HarperCollins © Alamy Picture Agency

Writers, their styles and what their clothes say

Legendary Authors and The Clothes They Wore features 50 past and present literary writers and examines their life and work in the context of their style and what they wore

Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

Giles Taylor on the design of Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

Following the reveal of the completely new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII, I meet with creative director Giles Taylor to see how he set out to design the most refined, technological and luxurious motor car.

Futura, the Typeface

Futura: The Typeface placed type in the context of design history

The Nazis hated Futura. They deemed the typeface as too radical – subversive even. Members of Bauhaus embraced it for its radicalism, and it came to be associated with the movement from 1919 through to 1933, when the school was forced to close and its members dispersed around the world. Futura: the Typeface examines the fascinating story […]

Ensemble in 'Spaceship' at the dress rehearsal of Einstein on the Beach Philip Glass in collaboration Robert Wilson Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Exhibition – Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

‘Opera: Passion, Power and Politics’ at the Victoria and Albert museum brilliantly explores the magic of opera through design, costumes, artefacts, paintings, drawings, videos and above all cleverly-chosen excerpts

Jean Michel-Basquiat, King Zulu, 1986_©The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Photo-Gasull Fotografia

Exhibitions – Basquiat: Boom for Real at the Barbican

Basquiat: Boom for Real at the Barbican takes us on a journey into the world of the American artist who in his short life created lyrical, radical, exciting, colourful, powerful works of art.

La Vita Campari © Spinach

La Vita Campari tells the story of Campari

La Vita Campari, written by Nargess Banks and created by Spinach with Campari, tells the story of a pioneering brand, and celebrates arts and ideas.

Ross Lovegrove Transmission © Edmund Sumner

Highlights of London Design Festival 2017

Fifteen years old, the annual London Design Festival at its hub in the V&A, at Somerset House, Granary Square and throughout the city is bigger, bolder, braver and crucially more inclusive – representing voices from the international creative communities. Here are some of our highlights.

Bentley Continental GT

Bentley design director introduces new Continental GT

Bentley design director Stefan Sieflaff introduces the new Continental GT, explaining the design of this luxury grand tourer, its 007 inspired rotating display, and his plans for the marque including making one-off commissions through Bentley Mulliner.

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Luchtsingel, pedestrian bridge crowdfunded by citizens, ZUS, Rotterdam. Photography Ossip van Duivenbode, 2011 – 2015 © ZUS

Design exhibition: The Future Starts Here

The Future Starts Here is an upcoming exhibition at London’s V&A which sets out to explore the power of design to shape the world of tomorrow. Working with architects, designers, scientists and inventors around the world, it is about gathering evidence of the future to see what social and cultural impact objects can have on our lives.

Ferrari: Under The Skin photo credit Luke Hayes

Ferrari: Under The Skin opens at Design Museum

Ferrari: Under the Skin at the Design Museum honors the Italian marque and its founder Enzo Ferrari as the company turns seventy

Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

Giles Taylor on the design of Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

Following the reveal of the completely new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII, I meet with creative director Giles Taylor to see how he set out to design the most refined, technological and luxurious motor car.

Ensemble in 'Spaceship' at the dress rehearsal of Einstein on the Beach Philip Glass in collaboration Robert Wilson Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Exhibition – Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

‘Opera: Passion, Power and Politics’ at the Victoria and Albert museum brilliantly explores the magic of opera through design, costumes, artefacts, paintings, drawings, videos and above all cleverly-chosen excerpts

Jean Michel-Basquiat, King Zulu, 1986_©The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Photo-Gasull Fotografia

Exhibitions – Basquiat: Boom for Real at the Barbican

Basquiat: Boom for Real at the Barbican takes us on a journey into the world of the American artist who in his short life created lyrical, radical, exciting, colourful, powerful works of art.

Ross Lovegrove Transmission © Edmund Sumner

Highlights of London Design Festival 2017

Fifteen years old, the annual London Design Festival at its hub in the V&A, at Somerset House, Granary Square and throughout the city is bigger, bolder, braver and crucially more inclusive – representing voices from the international creative communities. Here are some of our highlights.