This exhibition explores the recent trend among
European designers for unique or limited edition pieces that push the boundaries between art and design.
It showcases furniture, lighting and ceramics, designed by a new generation of international
designers, including Tord Boontje, Maarten Baas, Jurgen Bey and Studio Job, who are all inspired by the
spirit of story-telling. Each tells a tale through their use of decorative devices, historical allusions
or choice of materials, sharing common themes such as fantasy, parody and a concern with mortality.
'The Fig Leaf' wardrobe by Tord Boontje for Meta, 2008
'Telling Tales' will be on display in the Porter Gallery