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Thoughtful analysis and topical discussion from our expert contributors.

The Three Pillars of Design by Glenn Adamson

Design historian Glenn Adamson teases out the origins and values of collectible design.

Athens by Anna Sansom

Cheap rents and beautiful weather are not the only elements attracting expat designers back to Athens – the art and design scene is humming with energy and opportunities.

Materiality and Poetry by Anne Bony

Anne Bony explores the developing dialogue between French craft and contemporary design.

Design in Quarantine by Louis Barnard

TDE in conversation with the founders of the online archive.

Mobilier National by Anna Sansom

By curating a contemporary furniture collection, the Mobilier National actively supports French designers – bringing their work to a wider audience.

Reclaiming the Female Body by Leah Buckle

Meet the designers using furniture to tell their own stories of the body.

Latin American Design by Anna Sansom

With the rich diversity of contemporary studios being recognised internationally, and earlier modernist pieces performing well at auction, Latin America is firmly on the global design map.

A new Art Deco movement? by Anne Bony

Architects, interior decorators and industrial designers are taking the next step in expressing their vision – creating collections of bespoke furniture.

Lighting in Design by Anna Sansom

Designers have always experimented with light, both natural and artificial. Technology is now bringing new toolboxes and processes for contemporary creatives to play with – from LEDs to drones. 

Collectible Collaborators by Clare Dowdy

As lockdown eases, and production steps up, Clare Dowdy shines a light on the skilled specialists who bring uncompromising quality to collectible design.

Speculations on Value by Judith Gura

What is a piece of design worth?

Fibre Art by Anna Sansom

Hanging, billowing or sculptural – textile and fibre artists are producing powerful works that defy categorisation.

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