Credit: John Swannell

Credit: John Swannell

 

From humble beginnings as the son of a north London milkman, Sir John Sorrell has carved an impressive career in design, working as chair of the Design Council as well as founding the London Design Festival and The Sorrell Foundation – inspiring creativity in young people through Saturday-morning classes in everything from architecture and drawing to glassblowing and photography. In addition to this, Sorrell has been appointed President of the inaugural London Design Biennale, launching at Somerset House this September. The theme ‘Utopia by Design’ will offer the chance to view dynamic contemporary installations and exhibitions from 40 different nations.