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TRACEY EMIN HEADS HOME
The first majo r ex hibition by Tracey Emi n in
her ho metown of Margate open s at Tu rner
Contemporary in May. She Lay Down Deep Beneath
the Se a has been co ncei ved for the Kent coastal
town where the artist grew u p, a nd which has been
the i nspiratio n for many of her most famou s wo rk s.
The ex hibitio n will explore the themes of love,
sex and ro manticism, an d featu res both new an d
existing works, including drawings, monoprints,
sculptures and neons. The show is also part of the
Lo n do n 2012 Festival. turnercontemporary.org.
Fun and practical, the Dizzy whisky glass (above) is the newest
membe r of the drinking range by Sebastian B ergn e (in set). Han dmade
in bo rosilicate glass, this latest design is a rewo rking of a glass origina lly
design ed in 1996 for S ebastian’s wedding.
What new products can we expect from your studio? The auto matic soup
maker S oup & Co we design ed for Mo ulinex has just been lau nched in Fran ce,
we a re lau nching fu rn iture with French co mpany Tolix, and we la un ched a
n u mber of light fixtu res w ith Fo restier at Maison & Objet in Febru ar y.
It’s been said that you want to makes us smile through design... why is that
important for you? It is important to me that the objects I create give people
pleasure in some way. This can be through a strong visual connection, after
many years of good service, or simply because there’s a good relationship
between quality and price. I consider a smile as a long-term relationship-
building moment, as opposed to a laugh which, although fun, works only once.
Has the economic gloom affected your practice? The past years have
seen growth and diversification in my business. Beyond our traditional
product design consultancy, we now have a successful online shop
(buysebastianbergne.com) selling produ cts we have design ed for vario u s
brands, our own small collection of glasswa re (including the Dizzy glasses)
and an increasing amount of private commissions.
MAKING THE GRADE
Richard Roge r’s futurist masterpiece,
the Lloyds B uilding, has beco me
one of the few modern buildings to
be granted Grade I listing, the sort
of heritage protection usually given
to monuments such as St Paul ’s
Cathedral and Windsor C astle. With
the inner workings of the building on
the outside, a style that Roger ho n ed
o n the Pompidou Centre in Paris,
the Lloyds of Lo n do n headquar ters
opened in the mid 1980s as a
breathtaking example of postmo de rn
Sex I, by Tra cey Emi n (in set).
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