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September 30, 2019

This article was previously published in the special edition, VENICE (July 2019).

I was, admittedly, a little nervous to write this piece concerning the Barca Nostra (Our Boat) at the Venice Biennale. Firstly, because I have never been to the Venice Biennale,...

May 2, 2019

S-1500 by Snøhetta (Image: snohetta.com)

A few weeks ago, I shared some facts about this chair on The Courtauldian’s Instagram page as a part of the weekly segment ‘Wednesday Wisdoms’. I thought my mention of it would be enough to get it off my mind, done and dusted. I...

April 6, 2019

Non-Conformist, Eileen Gray, 1926 (Image: eileengray.co.uk)

One of my least favourite questions, right after “what are your plans after university?”, is without a doubt “Emi, which chair is your favourite?”. Without sounding corny, I think all chairs are special. There...

January 23, 2019

 Early Eames DKW-2 with Leather Bikini Cover c.1950, Ray and Charles Eames and production by Herman Miller (photo: https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/chairs/early-eames-dkw-2-leather-bikini-cover/id-f_10565913/)

A few weeks ago, I was faced with the challeng...

November 12, 2018

This week I moved into the Courtauld library.  Not literally, although the number of hours I’ve spent tucked away in its nooks and crannies totalled up to considerably more than the time spent at home.  If it weren’t for looming essay deadlines, however, I wouldn’t hav...

October 30, 2018

If you know me well, you may well be aware that I like chairs.  An awful lot.  And if you don’t know me well at all – hello, I’m Emilia, and chairs are very much my thing. 

I don’t want this column to become the usual spiel you’d find on design websites, insid...

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