Japanese hair comb, 19th century

Japanese hair comb, 19th century

This weekend, the V&A is hosting Designerama!, an event to celebrate the opening of the new Sackler Centre for arts education.  The digital team (that’s me and two colleagues) are hosting the V&A Flickr Design Challenge.  We’ll be lending digital cameras to museum visitors and asking them to take pictures of their favourite objects that embody good design, then upload them to the Flickr group we’ve created.

I went around the museum today taking pictures of my favourites to upload ahead of time – like this Japanese silk kimono fabric and this short, squat silver teapot by Christopher Dresser.  We’re looking forward to finding out what other people consider the objects that represent good design.  I’m sure there will be countless definitions of what people actually consider good design.  How do you define good design?

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