Notes: Deyan Sudjic on Sir Terence Conran RIP

  Deyan Sudjic on the late Sir Terence Conran on Last Word, BBC Radio 4, September 18th, 2020 He said that “Unless a designer really knows how to make something, they can’t really say they have finished designing it” He was a war baby, or the age of austerity. First experience at the Festival of […]

Article: dmi:Review ‘Design, Didacticism, and the Dignity of People’, 2019

In this article I argue that there is an orthodoxy in the design profession, which is a product of ‘not knowing what you don’t know’, a tendency to create filter bubbles, and ‘bad faith’ humanism. The design industries embrace diversity in everything except politics; users are at the centre except when their views don’t fit. […]

Review: The (wonderful) World of Charles and Ray Eames

There is a great new show at the Barbican Art Gallery: The World of Charles and Ray Eames opened this week, and runs until 14 February. It is curated by Catherine Ince (@InceCatherine) in collaboration with the still extant Office Charles and Ray Eames (@eamesoffice), which kindly allowed me to use a wonderful Eames’ sketch […]