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Stephen Bayley (born in Cardiff on 13 October, 1951) is a British design critic, cultural critic and author.

Educated at Manchester University and Liverpool School of Architecture, he has worked as a museum curator, and was the first director of the Design Museum in London.

Stephen Bayley came to prominence as director of the Victoria & Albert Museum's Boilerhouse project in the 1980s with his famed design exhibitions on the Ford Sierra and the Coca-Cola bottle.

He became nationally famous when he was appointed as creative director of the exhibition at the Millenium Dome in Greenwich. After a series of disputes he resigned in 1998.

He writes for several newspapers and is a contributing editor of GQ. He is also a regular columist in British CAR magazine where he offers a critique of contemporary motoring design from a philosophical perspective. He has also appeared on television series such as Have I Got News For You and Grumpy Old Men.

He has also written several books, including A Dictionary of Idiocy and General Knowledge and Life's A Pitch (ISBN 0593056434), co-authored with Roger Mavity.

Selected list of publications




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