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Our contributors … keeping us up to date with the latest in collectible design.

Emma Crichton-Miller

Emma Crichton-Miller is Editor-in-Chief of The Design Edit, and an arts journalist, editor and writer. She contributes regularly to the Financial Times and is a columnist on Apollo Magazine. She has written many exhibition catalogue essays and a major monographic essay on the artist Edmund De Waal, published in 2014.

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Sophie Poklewski Koziell

Sophie Poklewski Koziell is a writer and editor based in Cornwall. She writes on a wide variety of subjects including the arts, education, activism and ecology. She was co-Editor of Resurgence magazine, co-author of Gathering Force: DIY Culture and edited The Ape Has Stabbed Me.

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Adrian Madlener

Adrian Madlener is a Brussels-born, New York-based writer covering a wide range of design-related topics. A graduate of both the Design Academy Eindhoven and the Parsons/Cooper Hewitt History of Design and Curatorial Studies programme, Madlener is particularly interested in where craft intersects with design. He’s contributed to Archpaper, DAMn, Disegno, Domus, Frame, Icon Design, Metropolis, TLmag, and Trend Tablet.

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Astrid Malingreau

Astrid Malingreau is an independent advisor focused on 20th century contemporary design. She studied literature at the Sorbonne, before working for Christie’s in London and New York as a specialist in decorative arts and design.

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Anna Sansom

Anna Sansom is a British journalist, based in Paris, who has been covering design for 15 years, interviewing both established and emerging talents. She is a Paris correspondent for The Art Newspaper and a regular contributor to international publications such as Frame (the Netherlands), Damn (Belgium), Art Now, Noblesse (China) and Sotheby's Magazine. Anna has written for several books, including One Artist, One Material and What I've Learned. Photograph: © Henry Roy

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Charlotte Abrahams

Charlotte Abrahams is a writer and curator specialising in design and the applied arts. She trained at Central St Martin’s and since then has written regularly for the national and international press, including: FT How to Spend It, CRAFTS, Stella Magazine, Times LUXX, Homes & Antiques and Design Anthology UK. She is author of Wallpaper: A Collection of Modern Prints and Hygge: A Celebration of Simple Pleasures. Living the Danish Way. Charlotte also works as a curator, her work includes the new design showcase Spotted at Top Drawer and exhibitions at the Geffrye Museum, Rodmarton Manor and The Wilson. Her latest book, Love Pattern & Colour (Frances Lincoln) is out now.

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Glenn Adamson

Glenn Adamson is an American curator, author and historian whose research and work focuses on the intersections of design, craft and contemporary art. Glenn is currently Senior Scholar Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, Editor-at-large of The Magazine Antiques, and Editor of Journal of Modern Craft. He is author of many books, most recently Fewer Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects. Glenn has held previous notable appointments as the Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, Head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and as Curator at the Chipstone Foundation.

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Claudia Barbieri

Claudia Barbieri is an independent journalist specialising in contemporary art and design. Her articles have been published in the Art Newspaper, Modern Magazine and The New York Times, amongst others. She studied the history of French decorative arts at Christie’s Education in Paris, and has lived and worked for many years in Southeast Asia, Italy and France.

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Louis Barnard

Louis Barnard is a Hackney-born and based writer, covering a range of disciplines within the visual arts. Key foci of his work include the interplay between art, space and the cultural landscape in which they exist. With a background in outreach and community-led programmes, Barnard has a soft spot for art that is socially engaged and empowering.

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Osman Can Yerebakan

Osman Can Yerebakan is an art writer and curator based in New York. His writing has appeared in: T: The New York Times Style Magazine; The Paris Review; New York Magazine; The Guardian; Artforum, Artnet, Playboy, Architectural Digest, and elsewhere. Osman has organised exhibitions at venues that include the Queens Museum.

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Helen Chislett

Helen Chislett is a writer specialising in design-related subject, encompassing everything from furniture, interiors, art, antiques and architecture to craft, gardens and decoration. She is a regular contributor to the FT’s How to Spend It, and the FT Weekend section and is editor-at-large of the USA portal Helen has written seventeen books to date, among the most recent being Star Pieces: The Enduring Beauty of Spectacular Furniture. In 2015 Helen launched London Connoisseur as a response to the need of artists and artisans to promote their work to the super-prime sector of interior design and architecture.

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Paul Clemence

Paul Clemence is a writer and photographer covering the cross sections of design, art and architecture. His writing and photography has been featured in publications such as Metropolis Magazine, Modern, Interior Design, Casa Vogue Brasil, Architects & Artisans, Everett Potter’s Travel Report and Lume Mato Grosso.

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Brecht Wright Gander

Brecht Wright Gander is an artist based in New Jersey.

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Grant Gibson

Grant Gibson is a UK-based design, craft and architecture writer whose has contributed to The Observer, New Statesman, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, FRAME and Dwell. He has been Editor of Blueprint and Crafts, Deputy Editor of FX, and acting Executive Editor of the RIBA Journal. He curated the exhibition Space Craft: architecture meeting making and currently hosts the podcast Material Matters.

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Sophie Hastings

Sophie Hastings is a journalist based in London specialising in the global contemporary art scene. She was Features Editor of Art Review, and wrote a monthly art column for GQ. She has also written about design and interiors for publications including The Times, the FT, the Guardian, and Sotheby’s magazine.

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Dominic Lutyens

Dominic Lutyens is a London-based arts journalist who also writes for The Financial Times, BBC Designed and Elle Decoration. He is co-author of the books 70s Style & Design, Celia Birtwell and Living with Mid-Century Collectibles.

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Claire Wrathall

Claire Wrathall writes for the Financial Times and is a former editor of Art Quarterly.

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Natalie Kovacs

Natalie Kovacs is an international independent curator specialising in public art projects involving and exploring new media, collectible functional design and contemporary art. She engages audiences with the built environment and encourages interaction. Natalie has collaborated with top international art and design fairs, galleries, museums and in public space worldwide.

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Alyn Griffiths

Alyn Griffiths is a journalist and editor based in Edinburgh, specialising in architecture and design.He is the former Design Editor of biannual men’s lifestyle magazine Port and a contributor to leading print and online publications, including CNN Style, Wallpaper, ICON, Blueprint, Dezeen, Dwell and Interior Design. Alyn is author of 21st Century Lighting Design.

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Anna Talley

Anna Talley is a researcher, writer, and designer based in New York City. She holds a BFA in Art and Design History from the Pratt Institute and is starting work on her MA in Design History and Material Culture at the V&A/Royal College of Art in London. Previously, she has worked on design-related projects in the curatorial departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Daisy Alioto

Daisy Alioto has written about art, architecture and design for The New York Times, GQ Style, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, Travel & Leisure, Wallpaper*. In 2013, she graduated from Bowdoin College where she was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Bowdoin College Non-Fiction Prize and the DeAlva Stanwood Alexander First Prize.

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Ali Morris

Ali Morris is a London-based writer, editor and consultant who specialises in design and architecture. Trained in interior architecture, she is a longtime contributing editor at Wallpaper* magazine and reporter at online publication Dezeen. She also writes regularly for titles such as Elle Decoration, Interior Design, CNN Style and the Guardian. Ali tells stories about design products and services, and the people and places behind them.

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Francesca Gavin

Francesca Gavin is a writer and curator based in London. She is the author of six books, the most recent being Watch This Space. She was the co-curator of Manifesta11, the European biennial of contemporary art. Francesca is a contributing editor at Kaleidoscope, good trouble and Twin and has a monthly radio show on NTS on art and music.

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Emma O'Kelly

Emma O’Kelly is editor at large at Wallpaper* and writes about design, art, architecture and travel for publications such as How To Spend It, Telegraph Luxury and Conde Nast Traveller. She is renovating a 1960s house on Lake Maggiore in Italy, and spends time scoping out Italian vintage treasure troves.

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Henri Charreau

Henri Charreau is a sculptor and an art specialist working in contemporary art and design.

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Hilarie M. Sheets

Hilarie M. Sheets is a New York-based journalist and critic focused on visual art and culture. She covers the art world regularly for The New York Times and is a contributing editor to ARTnews. Her work also appears in The Art Newspaper, Elle Decor, Cultured and Galerie, among other publications.

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Hugh Thomson

Hugh Thomson is a travel writer, film maker and explorer. His travel books include: The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland, Cochineal Red, and Nanda Devi. His memoir Tequila Oil: Getting Lost in Mexico was serialised by BBC Radio 4, and he has been BAFTA nominated for his films.For The Green Road into the Trees, he returned to Britain to write about his own country. It won the inaugural Wainwright Prize for Best Nature and Travel Writing.

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Imogen Greenhalgh

Imogen Greenhalgh is Deputy Editor at Royal Academy of Arts, London. She is a writer covering contemporary art, craft and design. She was Deputy Editor Crafts magazine and has written for a range of publications including Wallpaper*, Ceramic Review, the British Journal of Photography and SLEEK.

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Leah Buckle

Leah Buckle is a Frankfurt-based writer with a focus on art, design and sustainability.

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Lucia van der Post

Lucia van der Post is one of the UK’s foremost writers on luxury, travel, interiors and fashion. She was the founding Editor of the Financial Times How to Spend It magazine. She is author of William Morris and Morris & Co., Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me and Celebrate: The Art of the Special Occasion.

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Marcus Howard-Vyse

Marcus Howard-Vyse is a London-based freelance writer, covering modern and contemporary art and design. He has written for Bonhams Magazine and Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

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Ollie Horne

Ollie Horne is a features writer and editor based in London. He is the assistant editor at Cereal, where he regularly contributes stories on design, art and travel, and is also the editor and writer of The Spectacle, a biannual newspaper published by eyewear brand Cubitts. Ollie was one of three nominees for the 2021 Creatéurs Design Awards for Excellence in Creative Journalism, in recognition for his interview with Anish Kapoor in Cereal Vol. 20.

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Romina Provenzi

Romina Provenzi is an Oxford-based arts journalist who writes about contemporary art and architecture for Elephant magazine, Printmaking Today and Art Africa amongst others. She was the London correspondent for Belgium art magazine HART and she is a Trustee of the arts organisation OVADA in Oxford.

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Sarah Archer

Sarah Archer is an American writer and curator based in Philadelphia, United States. She is a contributing Editor at American Craft Inquiry, and a frequent contributor to Hyperallergic, The Atlantic, Architectural Digest, The Journal of Modern Craft and The New Yorker online, among others. She is the author of Midcentury Christmas, a book about the material culture of Christmas in post-war United States. Sarah’s new book The Midcentury Kitchen is recently published by Countryman Press.

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Tom Morris

Tom Morris is a London-based journalist and consultant. Formerly design editor at Monocle, he writes for the FT Weekend, AD and Wallpaper* and works with brands such as Loewe and Issey Miyake. He is the author of three books, most recently New Wave Clay, published by Frame and Thames & Hudson in 2018. Tom lives in the Barbican and also writes fiction

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Kristen de la Vallière

Kristen de la Vallière is a design curator, consultant, and American curator based in Paris. She is founder of the curatorial design platform @sayhito_

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