Susan Holder


After a long and successful career in advertising and market research Susan changed direction and studied for a master’s degree in Design History at Kingston University. On leaving she curated an exhibition on the impact of the Italian scooter on urban style and fashion, worked for The London Design Festival and Blueprint Magazine, ran an architecture conference on the role of good design in seaside regeneration before joining The Crafts Council.


Subsequently she returned to Kingston University/Design Museum to the innovative Curating Contemporary Design MA course where she lectured on Building Blocks of 20th Century Design and was a visiting tutor for the design exhibition programme. Recently she ran a Design History course at City Lit, has been curating art exhibitions at Clapham Omnibus and while a committee member of The London Society was involved with the inception of their successful Saturday Architecture and Planning Schools.


She has an ongoing personal project relating to Hugh Hefner and the role of Playboy in influencing the post war male home and her background in the development of new consumer products is one of the reasons for her passion for the Bauhaus.