Chatsworth has always been a centre for creativity, with successive generations of the Devonshire family commissioning art and design contemporary to their times.

Mirror Mirror: Reflections on Design at Chatsworth’ reflects on that history and introduces new works to the house and garden, continuing this legacy into the present day. 

Co-curated with writer, historian and curator, Glenn Adamson, the exhibition places original works in direct relationship to the historic design at Chatsworth, creating unexpected connections with the house’s architecture, interiors, furniture, ceramics, as well as its essential materials of glass, stone, wood, and light.

The sixteen international artists and designers featured in the exhibition are: Ini Archibong, Michael Anastassiades, Wendell Castle, Andile Dyalvane, Ndidi Ekubia, Najla El Zein, Formafantasma, Joris Laarman, Max Lamb,  Fernando Laposse, Jay Sae Jung Oh, Samuel Ross, Chris Schanck, Ettore Sottsass, Faye Toogood, and Joseph Walsh. 


Access to the exhibition is included with all house and garden, and house, garden and farmyard tickets for visits until 1 October 2023.

The artworks are on display throughout the house at various points on the visitor route.

Works by three artists are on display in the garden and are accessible with all garden tickets for visits until 1 October 2023.


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All works courtesy Friedman Benda, New York, and the artists; apart from works by Max Lamb and Jay Sae Jung Oh courtesy of the artists and Salon 94 Design, New York; and Ndidi Ekubia courtesy of Adrian Sassoon, London.

Joseph Walsh works, Joris Laarman Maker Bench (Hexagon), and historic works are from the Devonshire Collections.

Mirror Mirror is produced in collaboration with Friedman Benda with support from Salon 94 Design and Adrian Sassoon. The exhibition is co-curated by Glenn Adamson, previously Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and Head of Research at the V&A, London.

Our official media partner is Dezeen. Our headline arts sponsor is Sotheby’s.

All imagery copyright of Chatsworth House Trust/ Devonshire Collections

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