8 November 2016, Libby Sellers, Design Historian, Curator & Gallerist (London)
Libby Sellers is a design consultant, historian and former senior curator of the Design Museum, London.
Her many years at the Museum produced exhibitions including the first UK retrospectives of Marc Newson and Peter Saville, a monumental Eileen Gray exhibition and the annual Designer of the Year exhibitions.
Through her eponymous gallery, Libby worked with some the industry’s most critical and progressive designers, commissioning works to sell through curated exhibitions. These works have been purchased by museums including MoMA New York, Victoria & Albert Museum, London and CNAP, France. In 2015, Libby closed the gallery to focus on private client commissions, patrons’ circles editions and freelance curation.
She is a juror on numerous design awards, is often invited to speak internationally and has authored two publications on the cultures of collecting design. Libby was nominated for the 2008 Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Fund for cultural entrepreneurs. In 2014 she was honoured by the Women of the Year awards as a Woman of Achievement in the Arts.