Deyan Sudjic added to Grok Design panel
We’re very pleased to announce that Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum, will be appearing at our Grok Design salon on April 11. This completes the panel debate lineup, with Deyan joining James Moed of IDEO, and industrial designer Samuel Wilkinson.
Deyan is a major figure in the British and indeed global design community. Initially working in magazine publishing, he became dean of the Art, Architecture and Design faculty at Kingston University, before joining the Design Museum in 2006. The museum, founded by Terence Conran, celebrates great contemporary design – current exhibiting are the shortlisted entries for Designs of the Year (a prize Samuel Wilkinson won last year), and the work of Christian Louboutin is next in line. He was awarded an OBE in 2000, and has written major monographs on Future Systems, Ron Arad and John Pawson, amongst other publications. He is currently overseeing the potential conversion of the iconic Commonwealth Institute into the new site for the Design Museum, to be restored by John Pawson and completed in 2014; find out more about the project here.
He is therefore perfectly placed to reflect on how great design is best conceived and realised, and his perspective on decades of international design excellence will be fascinating. As ever, you’ll be able to pose your own questions to him and the rest of the panel during the evening. To find out more about the event, and to buy tickets, head to our online store.