Design Icons lectures kick off

The Design Museum’s Design Icons lecture series, supported by Harrods, kicks off in London’s Knightsbridge this evening.

Over the next two months, the department store, in conjunction with the Design Museum, will host a series of six lectures exploring the question of what is iconic design. The series takes ‘classic’ brands and products ranging from Cartier’s ‘tank’ watches to Apple’s iPod as starting points.

A panel including Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic, fashion designer Roland Mouret and Alessi UK managing director Matteo Alessi will discuss the longevity of classic design products, the processes such products go through before they attain iconic status, and the role of the design icon.

Future lectures will include the restoration of St Pancras international rail station in London, hosted by chief architect on the project, Alastair Lansley, as well as discussions with Vivienne Westwood and Ross Lovegrove.

Tonight’s lecture takes place at Harrods Loading Bay, Trevor Square, off Lancelot Place, London SW7.

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