Ron Arad and Max Lamb to deliver ‘completely unscripted’ talks

Ron Arad and Max Lamb are among designers who will be delivering ‘completely unscripted’ talks in a new series at London venue sketch.

Ron Arad
Ron Arad

The line-up of product designers also features Faye and Erica Toogood; Rolf Sachs and Piergiorgio Robino.

Image from an installation by Rolf Sachs for LDF 2012
Image from an installation by Rolf Sachs for LDF 2012

The Ketel One Creative talks will have no set theme, aiming to foster ‘interesting and dynamic dialogue’, says Sketch, with speakers either selecting a talking partner or letting the venue choose a partner for them ‘so the conversations can really end up anywhere.’

Max Lamb Hexagonal pewter stool 2008.
Max Lamb Hexagonal pewter stool 2008.

Each speaker will talk for 45 minutes to one hour.

The series has been organised by Sketch in-house curator Clea Irving. ‘The intention of the series was to create a platform for key thinkers in the design industry to explore critically, philosophically, and without an agenda of ‘selling’ their own practice or thoughts on the condition of the industry at large’, she says.

‘We wish to take advantage of the fact that the most interesting conversations with great creative minds usually occurs once the sun is down, at a party, sitting on a lounge, vodka in hand…’

Ron Arad Curtain Call concept image
Ron Arad Curtain Call concept image

The talks will take place at The Parlour, sketch, 9 Conduit St, W1S 2XG

The line-up is as follows:

29 June – Rolf Sachs

27 July – Faye and Erica Toogood

21 September – Max Lamb

19 October – Piergiorgio Robino

26 October – Ron Arad

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