24 February - 1 June 2020
What is the power of a single object? That’s the question that forms the basis for By Design, the second in a series of monthly evening talks at Sir John Soane’s Museum held in partnership with Luke Irwin. Taking inspiration from the great collector himself, acclaimed designers’ will be discussing their practise through the lens of an object with Will Gompertz, Arts Editor at the BBC and Alice Rawsthorn, award-winning design critic and author. This season the excellent line up includes landscape gardener Dan Pearson (24 February), designer Ilse Crawford (30 March), fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu (20 April), architect Amanda Levete (18 May) and British artist Phyllida Barlow (1 June). The talks take place in the museum’s Library Dining Room, but there’s also the chance to snoop around Sir John Soane’s Museum by candlelight and enjoy drinks in the South Drawing Room afterwards. Book ahead.