Designing William Kent

Designing William Kent is a behind-the-scenes look at the process of delivering a major exhibition. These posts will focus on the many different aspects of curating and designing a show, as well as highlighting links between the exhibition and Kent’s work elsewhere in the country. 

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain is the result of a major research collaboration between the V&A and the Bard Graduate Center.
William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain is open at the V&A, 22 March – 13 July 2014.

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Imperfect Essays

Recently I have been to an interesting series of Social Design Talks. These discussions are based on the idea that designers employ unique working practices that can be adapted and transferred to other sectors for the purposes of social improvement. Whereas many public and private organisations tend to measure success as the extent to which […]

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Introducing William Kent

In March 2014 the V&A will host a major exhibition dedicated to the work of William Kent, the most prominent artist, designer and architect of the early Hanoverian period. This will be the first ever full-scale exhibition to reflect the comprehensive range of Kent’s talents and influence upon British design and will include furniture, metalwork, […]

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