Design can be found in everything we touch, see and hear.
In the autumn of 2022, Sir John Soane’s Museum and Luke Irwin presented a third season of By Design, a public talk series in which leading designers discuss their practice, through the lens of a single object.
By Design invites internationally renowned designers to discuss their practice through a single object from Sir John Soane’s own extraordinary collection. Co-hosted by Will Gompertz, the Barbican Centre's Artistic Director, and Alice Rawsthorn, award-winning design critic and author, the series reflected on the power of objects – large or small, mundane or exceptional, aesthetic or utilitarian – to spark new ideas and act as a spur for different forms of creativity.
Explore the speakers for the 2022 series below, and click through to listen back to their talks.
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