Stealing Beauty: British Design Now
An ICA exhibition in association with Perrier-Jouet Champagne
Sat 15 Jan – Sat 11 Mar 2000
Curated by Claire Catterall. Works by el ultimo grito, Michael Marriott, Alex Rich, Ann-Sofie Back, FAT, Tord Boontje, Rebecca Brown and Mike Heath, muf, bump, 24/7, Georg Baldele, British Creative Decay, 6876, Michael Anastassiades, Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby, The Light Surgeons, Azumi.
Over the past few years design has become an almost national obsession with a proliferation of magazines and television programmes offering the latest styles for homes and gardens. This exhibition proposes a radical alternative to these ephemeral fashions. Stealing Beauty: British Design Now presents the work of sixteen young British designers who offer a witty and challenging approach to consumer durables. The exhibition showcases architecture, furniture, fashion and graphics which put inventiveness as well as affordability at the forefront of their agenda.