Kimberley Chandler

Freelance Researcher: Lucie Rie Buttons.

Areas of specialist interest:

Lucie Rie’s button making during the 1940s and 1950s, as well as her connections with Fritz Lampl at Bimini, Orplid, and with various fashion designers including: Issey Miyake, Norman Hartnell, and Edward Molyneux.


Kimberley Chandler is a London-based researcher, writer, and editor. She studied for an MA in History of Design at the Victoria & Albert Museum/Royal College of Art, London (2007-09), and was the recipient of an AHRC-funded PhD studentship at the University of Brighton, titled ‘In the Making: An interdisciplinary revision of the concept of the skeuomorph for material practice’ (2013-16), with a particular focus on craft processes, materiality, and temporality. She regularly writes about contemporary craft and design for publications such as Crafts, Ceramics: Art & Perception, Interpreting Ceramics, and 3rd Dimension, and is the former assistant editor at Ceramic Review (2011-13).


  • Creative writing
  • Copy-writing
  • Reviews
  • Writing, editing & proofreading.
  • Chairing discussions
  • Seminar-based work
  • Dissertation supervision
  • Research for exhibitions
  • Image research
  • Graphic design
  • Book design
  • Editorial work
  • Publications

Based in Peckham, South London.