Jewish Museum - London


Tom Karen: My Life and Work

Date: Wednesday 29 November 2017

Time: 7-8pm

Price: 10

Categories: talks designs on britain

Hear from Tom Karen, the designer of the iconic Raleigh Chopper, the Bond Bug and the Marble Run, in conversation with Vicky Richardson, design curator and writer.

Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Doors: 6pm

Event starts: 7pm

Cafe: 6-7pm and 8-8:15pm

Shop: 6-7pm and 8-8:30pm

Tom Karen arrived in Britain from Czechoslovakia in 1942. In 1962 he was invited to take charge of Ogle Designs as MD and Chief Designer after working in the aircraft industry, Ford, Hotpoint and Philips. Ogle became the leading product and transport design organisation in the UK and tackled an exceptional range of products - from truck cabs to toys.

Vicky Richardson started her career as an architectural journalist and was editor of Blueprint from 2004 to 2010. She then became director of Architecture, Design and Fashion at the British Council and was responsible for commissioning the British Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale. Since leaving the British Council in 2016 Vicky has been working as a curator and writer for publications including the Evening Standard and Icon.

This talk has been organised in collaboration with the V&A Museum and the University of Brighton Design Archives.

Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / [email protected]

Tom Karen: My Life and Work