Design Stories

When Ward Bennett met Lyndon B. Johnson

LBJ wanted either a saddle or a bar room chair to sit on - the mid century modern designer created a clever hybrid When Ward Bennett met Lyndon B. Johnson

No one did Africa like Yves Saint Laurent

The designer was born in North Africa and worked a surprising amount of African culture into his collections No one did Africa like Yves Saint Laurent

How Barber and Osgerby made their Sony exhibition

Was this British design duo’s sonic take on interior design a little too progressive for the Japanese giant? How Barber and Osgerby made their Sony exhibition

How Georges Méliès saw the night sky

Here’s how the pioneering French filmmaker's 1902 sci-fi classic influenced the way we view the moon How Georges Méliès saw the night sky

How NASA saw the night sky

The Saturn probe sent back some truly awesome images packed with real scientific insight How NASA saw the night sky

How Barber and Osgerby made their Tip Ton chair

Though they made it for a secondary school, this chair is so impressive the Royal College of Art bought a set How Barber and Osgerby made their Tip Ton chair

When David Rockefeller met Ward Bennett

The designer feared he was a 'stuffy Ivy Leaguer' - but the Chase Manhhatten boss put his work in MoMA When David Rockefeller met Ward Bennett

Paul Smith loves our new Barber Osgerby book!

And you will too! We celebrated its launch last night at Sir Paul's No.9 Albemarle Street store in Mayfair Paul Smith loves our new Barber Osgerby book!

How Barber and Osgerby made their Loop Table

Brutalist architecture, a boat and an expert plywood bender all fed into the pair's breakthrough design How Barber and Osgerby made their Loop Table

It’s the Gutenberg Bible’s birthday

Born from wine presses 561 years ago, Gutenberg's first major publication changed the world forever - here's how It’s the Gutenberg Bible’s birthday

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