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Exhibition: “Time Machines Daniel Weil and the art of design”

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(This post is written by Martina Margetts, Senior Tutor in Critical & Historical Studies, Royal College of Art. Martina is Guest Curator of “Time Machines: Daniel Weil and the art of design”)

An exhibition is a big tent with life inside it. Curating an exhibition about Daniel Weil and his career in design is like trying to hold down a tent in a force-nine gale: gusts of ideas, objects, drawings, sounds and memories swell the canvas to unsustainable proportions, then gradually the wind drops to settle its shape. While Daniel’s career over three decades includes large-scale interior design and furniture, this first solo museum show is a ‘wunderkammer’ installation focusing on his own projects and commercial products alongside a special new series of eight clocks and ten large drawings.