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By Design, a talk series at Sir John Soane's Museum in partnership with Luke Irwin, sees leading designers discuss an object that has inspired them in some way, and through it discuss and dissect their own design practice.
Will Gompertz, Arts Editor at the BBC, and Alice Rawsthorn, design writer and critic, co-host the series exploring how design has impacted the lives of six internationally-renowned designers, framed around one item which has informed their careers.
The series reflects 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.
Below, you can listen to all our By Design talks from seasons one and two. Alternatively, you can watch all four talks from our second season on YouTube, using the links provided.
All our By Design talks to date are available here, via Soundcloud.