What is Luxury?

‘What is Luxury?’ interrogates general ideas about luxury, its production and future. It will include objects which demonstrate extraordinary investment in time and skill on the part of their makers as well as projects which investigate social, material and economic networks in order to stimulate alternative thinking about luxury’s future. The relationship of luxury to change, context and conventions is scrutinised through historic objects and contemporary art and design. This blog provides insight into the time invested in the making and mounting of an exhibition and some of the processes and people involved. We will be sharing our stories along with those of the designers and artists in the exhibition and objects on display. The exhibition What is Luxury? opens at the V&A, 25 April – 27 September 2015 Image: Luxury Skimming Stone, Dominic Wilcox, 2009