Deep Dive

Thoughtful analysis and topical discussion from our expert contributors.

Murano in crisis by Emma Park

Murano: Soaring gas prices, competition from cheap glass imports and ageing maestros – can glassmaking survive in Venice?

The Three Pillars of Design by Glenn Adamson

The Three Pillars of Design: Design historian Glenn Adamson teases out the origins and values of collectible design.

Athens by Anna Sansom

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

Materiality and Poetry by Anne Bony

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

Design in Quarantine by Louis Barnard

Design in Quarantine: TDE in conversation with the founders of the online archive.

Mobilier National by Anna Sansom

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

Reclaiming the Female Body by Leah Buckle

Reclaiming the Female Body: Meet the designers using furniture to tell their own stories of the body.

Latin American Design by Anna Sansom

Latin American Design: 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

A new Art Deco movement? 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

Lighting in Design: 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

Collectible Collaborators: 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

Speculations on Value: What is a piece of design worth?

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