My review of the V&A’s summer exhibition: British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the modern age. A preview of New Design 97.
“Look, stranger, on this island now, this other Eden, workshop of the world, Cool Britannia! Us Brits, as a people, are obsessed with celebrating, and fretting about, our sense of national identity. In a boom year for flag-waving, an Olympics and a diamond jubilee no less, the V&A takes up the patriotic baton with its major summer exhibition British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age.”