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Skeuomorphs, Design and Modern Craft

Laurence Scott, Will Self and New Generation Thinkers Lisa Mullen and Danielle Thom look at redundant features in design. Plus a visit to Collect, the annual craft fair in London.

Laurence Scott, Will Self and New Generation Thinkers Lisa Mullen and Danielle Thom look at redundant features in design plus a visit to Collect: International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, presented at the Crafts Council, at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
And, we discuss the 19th century French novelist Karl-Joris Huysmans as art critic, with Huysmans scholar and translator Brendan King.

Collect, The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects is on at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 28 February - 3 March 2019
Danielle Thom is a curator at the Museum of London.
Lisa Mullen is the author of Mid-century Gothic: The uncanny objects of modernity in British literature and culture after the Second World War

Producer: Luke Mulhall

Main image: photographer Sophie Mutevelian & Crafts Council

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