Future Luxury: Materials

Sep 21 2015 10:30 - 11:30

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL London

Join V&A curators, designers, industry professionals and specialists for a series of in-depth panel discussions of the future of luxury.

While certain materials have an enduring relationship to the idea of luxury due to their perennially high cost, changing ecological, technological, economic and social conditions all have an impact on the public perception of value. Could materials that we take for granted as universally accessible today become key markers of exclusive access and class distinction in the near future? Will science play a key role in developing the luxury materials of tomorrow? Will growing concerns about sustainability and resources drive invention or generate new interest in old technologies and techniques?

Speakers will include Max Lamb and Brent Dzekciorius, Jane Withers and Daisy Ginsberg.

The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

General Admission

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