Artist and stage designer Es Devlin in conversation


The fourth in the 'By Design' series in partnership with Sir John Soane's Museum Es Devlin in conversation with writer and critic Alice Rawsthorn.

Es discusses how her childhood violin continues to inspire her design practice.

Explore elements of the conversation below with our 30 second clips below.

Artist and cultural commentator Es Devlin has created large scale collective poetry as a means of expressing 'Britishness' in turbulent times.

Theatrical designer and artist Es Devlin on 'the magic' that can happen when she has misread, wilfully or otherwise, email invitations.


Artist and designer Es Devlin  explains effect of the the crossover into pop on her work and how the audience seeing the gig through the prism of their phone has changed her work.

Hear the full podcast recorded in front of a small audience of 40 guests in the candle lit dining room at the Sir John Soane's Museum.  Or explore the rest of the series of conversations with internationally renowned experts in their fields including Sir David Adjaye, Peter Saville, Martino Gamper, Edmumd de Waal and Olga Polizzi.


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