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Martino Gamper

Martino Gamper is an Italian designer based in London, internationally regarded through his project 100 Chairs in 100 Days. This group of works was exhibited in London in 2007, at the Milan Triennale in 2009 and at YBCA in San Francisco in 2010. Published by Dent-De-Leone as a book, 100 Chairs in 100 Days and its 100 Ways was recently republished as a pocket book. Do you consider yourself an artist or a designer? A designer who uses an artistic approach to design. In what sense? I come up with my own ideas, instead of being commissioned. An artist...

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Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal is famous for his books ‘The Hare with Amber Eyes’ and ‘The White Road’, and for his ceramic pottery. His recent exhibition in Stockholm was titled ‘Giorgio Morandi / Edmund de Waal’. Is it unusual for an artist also to be a best-selling author? It is unusual to both be passionate about writing and passionate about making, but for me they’re not far apart. Thinking and shaping in words and thinking and shaping with clay have a similar genesis. There are many real connections of ideas and themes, but much more significant for me is that...

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Bill Sherman

Bill Sherman is the new Director of the Warburg Institute. Displaced from Hamburg to London in the 1930s under the pressure of Nazism, the Warburg is a gift to London in perpetuity. In 1944 it became part of the University of London, and since 1994 the Warburg has been part of its School of Advanced Study for postgraduate teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences. Bill Sherman came to the Warburg from the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), where he was both Head of Research and Director of Collections. Before that Professor Sherman taught a wide range...

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Achim Borchardt-Hume

We go to see Achim Borchardt-Hume at Tate Modern where he is the Director of Exhibitions and Programmes. On this date in 1881, 25th October, Pablo Picasso was born. Achim Borchardt-Hume is the curator of  Tate Modern’s forthcoming EY EXHIBITION: PICASSO 1932 – LOVE, FAME, TRAGEDY which runs from 8th March – 9th September 2018 and has been described as one of the most important shows that the museum has ever staged. Do you curate all the exhibitions at Tate Modern? No, I look after the whole programme. It’s a big team effort. Occasionally I curate exhibitions myself, such...

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Carole Hubscher

Caran d’Ache, the Swiss manufacturer of writing instruments and color products, has Carole Hubscher at the head of its Board of Directors. Caran d’Ache is a jewel in Switzerland’s manufacturing industry, a family business with a strong ethos of sustainability, and their factory in Geneva is a model for employing happy people. Carole, you became head of Caran d’Ache in 2012. Have you now taken your father’s place? Yes, definitely. It took a while. You don’t have brothers? No, we are an only girls family. Before working at Caran d’Ache did you work in other places? When you are...

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