The Victoria and Albert Museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and is a charity exempt from registration under the Charities Act of 1993. It operates at arm's length from the Government and is governed by a board of Trustees appointed by the Prime Minister. As the world's leading museum of art and design, the V&A enriches people's lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.
Wacom, a global company founded in 1983, is the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays, as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. Its vision is to make the world a more creative place, offering equipment and inspiration to start making ideas and bring creativity.
MADE.COM was founded by Ning Li, Julien Callede and Chloe Mackintosh in 2010 on the belief that you shouldn’t need deep pockets to enjoy beautiful design. With this aim, they took a costly and complicated process and streamlined it. From a borrowed room in a Notting Hill office block, we began to disrupt an industry which had remained more or less the same for 30 years. We created a lean business model, got rid of middlemen, brought our margins right down and started working directly with furniture designers and manufacturers. Our aim? To make high-end design lifestyle accessible to everybody.