Chatsworth has always been a centre for creativity, with successive generations of the Cavendish 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 contemporary works in direct relationship to the historic design at Chatsworth, creating unexpected connections with the house’s architecture, interiors, furniture, ceramics, as well its essential materials of glass, stone, wood, and light.

The sixteen contemporary 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 between 18 March - 1 October 2023. The artworks are on display throughout the house at various points on the visitor route.

Three sculptures are on display in the garden and are accessible with all garden tickets for visits between 18 March - 1 October 2023.

Looking for somewhere to stay?

We have a collection of hotels, inns, cottages and restaurants on and around the Chatsworth Estate that will make your visit even more special. Visit the Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants website to find out more and to book online.

Main image: Joris Laarman, Maker bench at Chatsworth, © Chatsworth House Trust
Gallery: 1. 'A New Seeing' by Wendell Castle, courtesy of Friedman Benda and Wendell Castle Inc. 2. The Enignum VIII Bed by Joseph Walsh, photographed in the Sabine Room at Chatsworth © Joseph Walsh Studio, 3. Agave cabinet by Fernando Laposse, courtesy of Friedman Benda and Fernando Laposse, 4. Spoon Chair / Moon by Faye Toogood, courtesy of Friedman Benda and Faye Toogood, photography by Angus Mill

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