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21 March 2023

Episode 597

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Photo: Andy Stagg

We look at solutions that will help people to age gracefully and live their later years as independently as possible. Plus: the legacy of Portuguese modernist designer Daciano Da Costa and the founder of Madrid concept store Llop shows us around.

21 March 2023

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‘Designing for our Future Selves’

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The current exhibition at the Design Museum in London showcases solutions that will help people to age gracefully and live their later years as independently as possible.

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Photo: Atelier Daciano da Costa

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Daciano da Costa

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Today there is renewed interest from leading museums in the work of the Portuguese modernist designer in furniture and interiors – and professionals are eager to reissue pieces from his archive. In Lisbon, we meet the late designer’s daughter, who is busy keeping her father’s legacy alive.

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Llop Madrid

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We tour the concept store that stocks artisan homeware and clothing, and takes its cues from the Mediterranean coast.

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