We had a young Danish designer staying with us recently, and he accompanied us to the London Design Festival. He concluded, more from observing the local pubs than the exhibits, that copper would be the 'next big thing'. This may seem unlikely given the constantly rising price of copper at the moment - but copper's longevity and ability to survive and to be recycled makes it particularly attractive and fascinating in an artistic setting.
London Design Week (last week) this year coincided with the opening of an exhibition at the V&A much vaunted in the intellectual press: Postmodernism Style and Subversion 1970-1990. If the postmodernist movement could be summarised in three words they might well be freedom, destruction and money. It took the population from the cosy entrapment of the 1950s through to the orgy of work and money in the 90s. But it left the generation below, as tends to be the case, asking where all the flowers have gone. And what's more, why are they all artificial? And where were they grown? By whom?
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