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Dirty Furniture

When design leaves the showroom

Dirty Furniture is the independent design magazine that uncovers the relationship between people and the things they live with. Conceived as a finite printed series of six and showcasing design’s best writers and emerging talents, each issue takes a piece of furniture as its theme and uses it as a springboard to explore topics spanning politics, design, history, technology, psychology, manufacturing, art – and the plain weird.



4/6 – Closet

Alice Twemlow on clutter
Jeremy Atherton Lin on coming out
Philippa Snow on fashion
Rob Gallagher on avatars
Brian Dillon on time capsules
Clare Lyster on logistics
plus moths, wire hangers and
the orgasmatron

above: Paris Hilton’s walk-in closet, 2016 (photo by Gabriel Goldberg)


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Well Done Alice!

Hats off to Alice Twemlow, who won an award for her fantastic piece Don't Think! Discard! You can read the essay, commissioned and published by Dirty Furniture, in issue 4 – Closet.


Pre-order Issue 4

Dirty Furniture issue 4 – Closet – launches this summer! Pre-order your copy here and be the first to read great writing by author Brian Dillon, design writer Alice Twemlow, gaming critic Rob Gallagher, fashion writer Philippa Snow and more…


Matter of Fact London Launch

We’re thrilled to announce the London launch of our year-long touring exhibition Matter of Fact with Bisley. We ask ten international designers to select what we should store for the future. In today’s era of fake news and digital media, are things our most reliable storytellers? Come and take a look at how Jurgen Bey, Théophile Blandet, Jo Anne Butler, Aric Chen, Talin Hazbar, Sam Jacob, Parsons & Charlesworth, Tobias Revell, Birgit Severin and El Ultimo Grito have answered. From 22-24 May at Bisley, 32 Darlington Street, London EC1V 0BZ

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