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23 May 2017

Episode 293

30 minutes

We speak to three young designers innovating with new materials at Interzum furniture production fair in Köln. We also ask if renovation and demolition have betrayed the values of Britain’s post-war architecture, and do a stocktake of the new shop at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

23 May 2017

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Interzum 2017

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Interzum is a biennial trade fair in Köln that focuses on the materials and production methods behind interior design objects rather than the objects themselves. Chiara Rimella reports.

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Owen Hopkins on ‘Lost Futures: The Disappearing Architecture of Post-War Britain’

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Handsome photos of angular post-war buildings abound in print, in galleries and on online. But it’s easy to forget the political ambition and ideals that underpinned post-war British architecture. Owen Hopkins’ handsome new book does just that.

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Retail therapy at the V&A

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A new museum shop at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum shines a light on creative and manufacturing processes.

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