Stephen’s latest book, The Age of Combustion, tells the engaging story behind cars from his columns in Octane, using his unique insight as founding CEO of London’s Design Museum, as well as 50 years commentating on the auto industry.
“The automobile is the ultimate analogue machine and mankind’s most ingenious, seductive and damaging invention. For over a century, cars have provided reference points for our notions of style, status and desire. In design terms, the Age of Combustion was as rich and varied as architecture’s Baroque – and far more popular. And now it is coming to an end, as the internal combustion engine is superseded by the battery and cars become wheeled computers, running on AI not oil. Something wonderful will soon be lost,” says Stephen Bayley.
Speaking exclusively to MICA on June 29 at Brewin Dolphin in Waterloo Place, St James, Stephen will entertain and inform, also answering audience questions before the event is given over to networking with drinks and light supper (included).
Free to members and £45 to paying guests, this social evening will run from 6-8pm. Email interest to secure a place to firstname.lastname@example.org. Join MICA at MICA.org.uk/join-us.
The Age of Combustion, as recommended by:
J Mays, former chief creative officer at Ford Motor Company – “No one articulates the ‘theatre of design’ like Stephen Bayley. It’s pure joy!”
Jay Leno – ‘The most intellectual approach to suck, squeeze, bang, blow, I’ve ever encountered. I learned something every third word.”