Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary at the V&A opens today, confirming the notion that Thomas Heatherwick is currently everywhere. He also features on the cover of our June issue photographed by David Bailey. Here is the behind-the-scenes story of two strong personalities and a stuffed turkey vulture.
Enter now and be in with a chance to win a copy of Thomas Heatherwick: Making, plus a private curator-led tour of the Heatherwick exhibition, courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Pyongyang is a magpie collection of authoritarian forms and styles which draw on influences such as Moscow’s Metro and Haussman’s Paris. Owen Hatherley dips into a collection of essays on and photographs of the North Korean capital’s maniacal monuments.
With the 1948 “Austerity Olympics” as its starting point, the V&A surveys 60 years of British design, architecture and fashion. From punk posters to Laura Ashley florals, the exhibition questions contrived notions of national identity to reveal a country caught between modernity and nostalgia. Here’s our review.
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