Thursday, 04 September 2014 11:21

Icon 136: Museums

Our October issue, available from 5 September, looks at the V&A's mannequins, Tate Britain's robots, Rogers' British Museum extension and the politics of designing the 9/11 museum exhibits

Published in Comment
Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00

Mannequins: A guide to dummies

In design and retail, the faces of mannequins are often featureless, their bodies reduced to torsos. At museums such as the V&A, they are sawn, bent and padded to fit the exhibits. It is all part of their ambiguous presence in society – constantly dehumanised, yet creepily human

Published in Features