The Language of Things
Design is everywhere. It seduces, pleases and inspires us. It makes us part with our money. It defines who we think we are. And understanding it offers a whole new way of seeing the world.
An iPhone, and anglepoise lamp, a Picasso, a banknote, and Armani suit, a William Morris textile, a Lucky Strike packet, a spacecraft – every object tells a story.
Here Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum decodes the things around us: their hidden meanings, our relationship with them, how they shape our lives and why we desire them.