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Anna Sansom

Anna Sansom is a Paris-based journalist who writes about art, design and architecture for The Art Newspaper, Frame, Damn and Sotheby's Magazine, among other publications.

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As auction houses have embraced the new world order of virtual tours and e-catalogues, before opening live sales this month, their clients have discovered a new appetite for history and provenance.
Self-isolation is proving tough for some, but designers are finding ways to readjust – from studio Bingo on Google hangouts, to some deeper thinking about the role of design.
A fundraising sale that united galleries, artists and collectors in their support of the French medical sector.
Galleries respond to the pandemic with online showrooms, collaboration and creativity.
Hanging, billowing or sculptural – textile and fibre artists are producing powerful works that defy categorisation.
Dealers move online during the temporary closure of the Paris antiques market.
Designers showed their flair for upcycling and innovation, visitor attendance was up, and the organisers held their nerve under the cloud of coronavirus.
Using a range of local materials – from recycled metal and coconut palms to canoes – and collaborating with local craftspeople, contemporary African designers are attracting international interest.
As the world's premier fine art and antiques fair opens, The Design Edit reports on some of the collectible design masterworks on offer.
Anna Sansom's round-up of the winter shows.
Textile sculptures, felted baskets, carpets and tapestries rub shoulders with sleek pieces of furniture, glass and ceramics at the third Swiss edition of NOMAD.
Deceptive in their simplicity, many of the French designer’s pieces are technically complex feats of workmanship.
A broad range of work from designers responding to our current social and ecological predicaments - eliciting despair but also humour.
Thirty years ago the Iron Curtain started to buckle. As this show reveals, the impact of that moment has resonated on every level - including design.
Invited to curate an exhibition of the art that inspired him, in the building he designed, Mendini’s swansong is full of humour, colour and counterpoint.
The collectible design market continues to generate strong interest, but in a competitive market, only the exceptional pieces hit the high notes.
For his first exhibition at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris, Vincenzo De Cotiis has created a new collection of shimmering works inspired by Japan and the theme of iridescence.
Two leading Milanese design galleries add pizzazz to Piasa's autumn Italian Design sale, headed up by a Gio Ponti commode.
Design enthusiasts were treated to a focus on ceramics and the opportunity to visit makers in their studios.
Guillaume Taslé d'Héliand charts the development of his evolving collectible design fair, and discusses the emergence of Lebanese design.
At a festival to celebrate the world-renowned antique markets of Paris, The Design Edit caught up with its flamboyant ambassador, French interior designer Vincent Darré.
Some outstanding works, despite a quieter profile.
In a restored gothic palace, Nomad presents collectible design in tune with The Venice Glass Week.
Anna Sansom meets the man whose curiosity drives him to work across diverse design fields.
A cornucopia of furniture – designed by the world’s leading architects – reveals imagination rooted in practicality.
Pablo Reinoso’s exuberant sculptures push the boundaries of form and function.
A vibrant collection of over 160 iconic works from Sottsass’s Memphis Group, exhibited against the backdrop of a former 19th century prison.
The first curatorial director of Design Miami/ talks to The Design Edit about the role of collectible design
Creative collaboration between contemporary artists and the glass masters of Murano.
A sample of a new wave of young, cross-disciplinary European artists.
An exhibition of one of the most influential artists of the post-war period, who developed a unique visual vocabulary.
Craftsmanship was exalted at the 23rd edition of the arts and design fair.
Nature, software and master craftsmanship combined to produce a rich and complex showcase of design.
Sixty pieces from a unique collection, showcased in an exhibition pavilion designed by Renzo Piano.
A retrospective of one of the most influential architects and designers of the twentieth century.
Ambre Jarno nurtures a creative relationship with Burkina Faso.
His latest exhibition was a masterpiece of technical ingenuity, as Anna Sansom discovers.