'By Design' by Sir John Soane's Museum in partnership with Luke Irwin

'By Design' by Sir John Soane's Museum in partnership with Luke Irwin

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‘By Design’, a talk series by Sir John Soane Muse…


Edmund de Waal x Will Gompertz
Jun 27 • 42 min
In this talk Edmund De Waal talk movingly about is his notions of beauty and belonging. Edmund de Waal is an artist and writer, best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels. His interventions and artworks have been made for diverse…
Olga Polizzi x Will Gompertz
Jun 20 • 48 min
In this delightful fast paced anecdote filled discussion Olga Polizzi opens up about the meaning of good taste, being part of a family dynasty and her hatred of pillow menus! Olga Polizzi Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels and Deputy Chairman of the…
Es Devlin x Alice Rawsthorn
Jun 19 • 49 min
Es Devlin shares the alchemy involved in creating national experiences and group memory. Es Devlin is an artist and designer known for her recent large scale collective poetry work in Trafalgar Square: PLEASE FEED THE LIONS, 2018. Her stage sculptures…
Sir David Adjaye x Alice Rawsthorn
Jun 19 • 42 min
An intimate discussion about the power of spaces born of Adjaye’s own experience growing up. His brother who is a wheel chair user was regular unable to access buildings and this evolved to a personal crusade that national spaces should be for all. Sir…
Martino Gamper x Alice Rawsthorn
Jun 19 • 52 min
Multi disciplinary designer Martino Gamper explains how being asked to leave high school allowed him to find his passion, and innate talent, as a maker and designer. Martino Gamper’s practice spans design and art venues. Gamper has presented his works and…
Peter Saville x Will Gompertz
Jun 19 • 48 min
The man that shaped many a teenage year was almost never part of our cultural narrative as a series of chance meetings drove his career forward. Peter Saville as founder and art director of the legendary independent UK label Factory Records he designed a…