The Modern House Podcast

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On The Modern House Podcast we ask guests to pick their three favourite homes from anywhere in the world; anything from a Modernist masterpiece to a ramshackle hut in a field. We talk to architects, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, editors – people who have a great eye and share our passion for beautiful living spaces. Music by Chris Zabriskie.

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Ab Rogers, Designer

Ab Rogers is the creative director of his namesake design and architecture studio, based in east London. Tune in to hear how a childhood "marinated in design", including site visits to the Centre Pompidou, designed by his father, Richard Rogers, lay the foundation for a career defined by experimentation and a trademark use of bold colours.

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Sep 10, 2020
Charlie Casely-Hayford, Fashion Designer

For fashion designer Charlie Casely-Hayford, a sense of personal style runs deep. Son of the late influential designer Joe Casely-Hayford OBE, he grew accustomed to the world of fashion from an early age. Father and son teamed up to form their own label in 2009. Listen as Charlie reflects on his aesthetic, work and life; his appreciation of Japanese craft; and how he sees his retirement looking, as he picks his top three favourite living spaces around the world.

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Jul 09, 2020
Michael Craig-Martin, Artist

Michael Craig-Martin, internationally-renowned conceptual artist, shares with us his favourite living spaces and reflects on his decades-long career and love of modernist design. Craig-Martin explains why he has a thing for minimalism, and what it was like to teach the YBA artists Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas, in the mid-1980s. 

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Jun 18, 2020
Lucinda Chambers, Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur

Lucinda Chambers is the ex fashion director of British Vogue, turned fashion designer and entrepreneur. Tune in to hear Chambers reflect on her peripatetic childhood, her career at Vogue and her life-long love of fashion and interiors, as well as her top three living spaces across the world.

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May 29, 2020
Faye Toogood, Designer

Faye Toogood is a multi-disciplinary designer whose work, spanning furniture, interiors and fashion, is subject to her explorative approach to form, fondness of colours inspired by British landscapes and a sculptor’s love of materials. Listen as Toogood reveals her affinity with the Bloomsbury group’s flamboyance, Sri Lankan modernism and California’s mid-century design legacy. 

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May 07, 2020
Edmund de Waal, Artist and Writer

Edmund de Waal, internationally renowned artist and writer, talks to us about architecture as craft and the beauty of materials, a fascination that was sparked when he began making pottery aged just five. Listen as de Waal takes us on a journey from an experimental modernist family home in California to an Arts and Crafts icon in Bexleyheath, and hear why, for him, home is retreat.

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Apr 23, 2020
Jonathan Tuckey, Architectural Designer

Jonathan Tuckey came to architecture via studying social anthropology, which taught him the human value of well-designed spaces and the importance of home. It might also explain his taste for working with old buildings, forging original designs with contemporary materials from the remnants of bakeries, ironmongers, chapels and more. 

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Apr 02, 2020
Tom Broughton, founder of Cubitts

Welcome to the Isokon penthouse, home of Tom Broughton, founder of modern spectacle makers Cubitts. It’s no surprise Tom chose this iconic building, which he bought via the Modern House in 2018, as his first pick of top three homes. We explore the charming economy of the design, how to furnish the museum-quality space and the appeal of living in a building that once operated as the de facto London campus of the Bauhaus for the German school’s émigré faculty staff.  

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Mar 05, 2020
Rosa Park, editor of Cereal magazine

Rosa Park is founding editor of Cereal, which is dedicated to thoughtful travel and lifestyle stories and known for its pared-back aesthetic. Here she reveals her love of Bath’s sandstone buildings, the unique style of her family home - and why you'd better not call her a minimalist.

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Jan 24, 2020