White Agave Cabinet courtesy Friedman Benda New York and Fernando Laposse
Ndidi Ekubia
Ndidi Ekubia 2
Maker Bench Hexagon Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Joris Laarman 2
Salvage Series Chatsworth Chair Courtesy Jay Sae Jung Oh and Salon 94 Design 2
Enignum VIII Bed by Joseph Walsh Sabine room


    Look in the Mirror: Reflections on Design in the 21st Century

    Post Date: 29 Sept 2023

    A series of stimulating conversations with contributors to this year's exhibition, Mirror Mirror. Staged in the Theatre with access to the house and garden on the day.


    When: 29th September 2023, 11:00am

    Join us for thought-provoking conversations with designers whose works are part of the exhibition ‘Mirror Mirror: Reflections on Design at Chatsworth’.

    Emphasising themes of making, sustainability and technology, these contributors are pushing the boundaries of the discipline, harnessing the extraordinary potential of materials and functionality.

    From visually stimulating, beautifully crafted silverware to regenerative strategies that respond to climate change, this study day will explore the transformative power of design avant-garde.

    This study day is tailored for makers, those wishing to pursue a career in craft and design, collectors, students, and design enthusiasts alike, offering a unique opportunity to delve into 21st century design, with a special focus on innovation, sustainability, and technology.


    10am-11amVisit the house and garden to view the Mirror Mirror exhibition
    10.50amTheatre doors open
    11amWelcome from exhibition curators Glenn Adamson and Dr Alexandra Hodby, senior curator of programme at Chatsworth
    11.15amContemporary design in a historic house with Dr Alexandra Hodby, senior curator of programme, and Sash Giles, curator of decorative arts
    12noon Making as a positive value with Joseph Walsh and Michael Anastassiades
    12.45pmLunch break
    1.45pmRegenerative design & sustainability with Fernando Laposse
    2.30pmWays of making with Ndidi Ekubia
    3pmQ&A with Ndidi Ekubia and Fernando Laposse
    3.30pmProfessional practice Q&A with Joris Laarman
    4.30pmGuests free to explore the garden (until 5pm)

    Please note, the schedule may be subject to change.

    £45 per adult
    £10 per student
    Includes entry to the house and garden

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