David Crowley teaches the history of design at the Royal College of Art. He specialises in the history of Eastern Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has published a number of books including National Style and Nation-state. Design in Poland (MUP, 1992) and is editing with Susan E. Reid a number of books on the material culture of Eastern Europe including Style and Socialism. Modernity and Material Culture of Post-War Eastern Europe (Berg, 2000) and Socialist Spaces (Berg, forthcoming). He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Design History. His Focused Study for the Centre is Domestic Space in the Cold War, 1947-1991.