V&A launches design symposia

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is setting up a new series of biennial international design symposia, launching with a furniture design day this autumn.

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is setting up a new series of biennial international design symposia, launching with a furniture design day this autumn.



Furniture Futures, which takes place on 18 September, will feature fine art furniture maker John Cedarquist, furniture and industrial designer Sebastian Bergne, materials specialist Chris Leftieri and Royal College of Art professor of design Jeremy Myerson.



The event will look at a number of furniture design issues, including the concept of ‘furniture as art’, the role of new materials and sustainability in design, and the contribution of individual creativity and collaboration.



It will coincide with the V&A’s summer exhibition Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design, which runs from 13 July to 18 October.

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