Disturbing trend

The Craft Council’s Beauty and the Beast exhibition mixes ragged, untamed design with clean lines and vibrant colours, as Hannah Booth discovers

It’s as far from the practical, pared-down self-assembly of Ikea as you can get.

Beauty and the Beast: New Swedish Design, curated by Lesley Jackson, runs from 18 November to 6 February 2005 at the Crafts Council Gallery, 44a Pentonville Road, London N1

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