Today, Sir John Soane’s Museum and Luke Irwin announce the speakers for the second 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. Inspired by Sir John Soane’s own extraordinary collection, and co-hosted by Will Gompertz, Arts Editor at the BBC, and Alice Rawsthorn, award-winning design critic and author, 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.