Monocle on Design

The politics of pattern

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22 October 2019

Episode 419

30 minutes


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We discuss the politics of pattern design with writer and curator Priya Khanchandani and architect Sam Jacob, whose exhibition at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale challenges established norms. Plus: staying in Portugal, we head to Modtissimo, the trade fair in Porto that shows off the nation’s best textiles.

22 October 2019

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Chapter 1

Rethinking pattern design

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Curator and writer Priya Khanchandani has teamed up with architect Sam Jacob to create ‘Pattern as Politics: A carmen figuratum’, an exhibition that challenges established ideas in pattern design. They join us to discuss why trends that are well established throughout design history should always be put to the test by today’s creatives.

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Modtissimo textile fair

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Monocle’s Ivan Carvalho heads to the Modtissimo textile showcase in Porto to find out how Portuguese brands are showing off their designs and manufacturing know-how to the world.

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