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Brutal Simplicity of Thought at the V&A

‘Brutal Simplicity of Thought: How It Changed the World’ by M&C Saatchi was at the V&A in the Sackler Centre in September. I thought it was fantastic so I took pictures of all of it.

‘Simplicity looks easy. It’s not. It’s easier to complicate than to simplify. This display by M&C Saatchi brings to life stunningly simple examples of concepts that have changed the world – from God to the humble paper clip; it celebrates moments when Brutal Simplicity of Thought ruled the world and showed that Nothing is Impossible. Based on the soon to be published book Brutal Simplicity of Thought (Ebury Publishing), this display aims to make us see everything afresh. It is the distillation, in words and pictures, of the Saatchi approach.’ – V&A website
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Industrial Revolution 2.0 at the V&A, Design Week 2011

Passing through the statue hall in the V&A, I did a double take. This statue had been plonked next to the familiar classical permanent ones. Looking at it, it seemed to have a theme of modern notions of beauty – fashion accessories floated from the bust’s hair. The presence of the bust was a good touch to the V&A’s collections during Design Week.

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Galleria Illy hosted by Flos and Moroso at the London Design Festival

During the LFD I visited a pop up gallery hosted by Flos and Moroso in Clerkenwell. Over a period of a month, talks by renowned designers are happening – David Adjaye is doing the last one on the 15th October. I just missed Marcel Wanders when I visited.
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