To celebrate the opening of the V&A’s new Dr. Susan Weber Gallery of Furniture, this one-day symposium investigates furniture materials, making and design. Looking at the relationships between materials, techniques, and a wider culture of use, the symposium will address questions of technological development, adaptation, trade and cross-cultural exchange.
Papers from leading scholars and curators will be accompanied by two live-feed sessions in which objects from the V&A's collection are examined in detail. The day will finish with a panel discussion in which leading contemporary designers discuss the relationship between design and making. Speakers include Carolyn Sargentson, Christine Guth, Christopher Wilk, Joris Laarman, Julia Lohmann and Gareth Neal.
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