Guy Bourdin: Image maker

French fashion photographer and artist Guy Bourdin rose to fame in the 1970s for his provocative work. His first major retrospective in the UK, Guy Bourdin: Image-Maker at Somerset House, sets out to capture the 40-year career of this enigmatic creative from Man Ray’s protégé to famed photographer. In Bourdin’s fashion photography the product is secondary to the image. He almost decorates the space around his models – his images are concerned with this backdrop,... Read More

Design Talks wishes you a Happy New Year

‘Art is the guarantee of sanity’… a quote very close to our hearts from Louise Bourgeois. We wish you a creative, inventive, imaginative New Year  Read More

Marc Lichte discusses the Audi Prologue

Last week we were invited to Milan to witness the European premier of a new concept car by Audi and to meet the man who penned it, chief designer Marc Lichte. The venue was a rather unusual pop-up boutique nestled in the fashionable Brera design district – the twinkling festive decorations outside adding a bit of sparkle to the occasion. The Prologue is a study car that signals an evolution in design for Audi. It takes the marque’s clean design aesthetic a step further.... Read More

Dolce Via, Italy in the 1980s

Italy seduces, with its enduring pursuit of la dolce vita – the sweet life that is at once sensual and dangerous, cool and sad, bursting with pleasure… captured so wonderfully in Federico Fellini’s 1960s classic of the same name. #gallery-10 { margin: auto; } #gallery-10 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-10 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-10 .gallery-caption... Read More

Renaud Marion’s flying cars

Renaud Marion dreams of flying cars. His Air Drive series are almost retro-style images celebrating at once the glorious days of the automobile and the futuristic transport of tomorrow. Inspired by science fiction films and artists – the Star Wars landspeeder and soaring machines by French artist Moebius to name a few – here nine wheel-less hovercrafts, each based on a vintage classics, serenely float above the ground. #gallery-11 { margin: auto; } #gallery-11... Read More