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Published at the end of April, Conran/Quant: Swinging London – A Lifestyle Revolution by Geoffrey Rayner and Richard Chamberlain pays homage to ‘the Chelsea Set’, a bohemian, progressive clique that would change the course of sixties contemporary design, with a focus on Mary Quant and Terence Conran. “It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there have been...

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The Mini, one of the most popular British cars ever built with 1.5m sold, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019. To mark the occasion, Birmingham-born artist Gary O’Neil has produced a series of prints in the pop-art style appropriate to the Mini’s 1960s origins. The original Mini ranked fourth in a poll of British design icons organised by the BBC and the Design Museum; it has had starring roles in films like The Italian Job,...

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