home: event [ Beazley Designs of the Year ]
This September head to the Design Museum and explore Beazley Designs of the Year, an exhibition showcasing the most innovative designs from fashion, architecture, graphic design and more.
‘Now in its twelfth year, Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum’s annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.
Explore how the future is fast becoming the present with newly-developed materials, innovative ways of managing scarce resources, playful designs for all ages and local communities claiming new spaces for themselves’
Tickets go on sale 20th July
home: event [ Cornflakes to Cola ]
With a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Sainsbury’s, The Design Museum, London has put on a playful display showcasing graphic design from their products in the 60’s & 70’s.
This exhibition explores how these designs influenced customers shopping behaviour, then and now.
A fascinating insight into a commercial business, being the first self service store in the UK. Understandably the focus for customers was on the nice packaging!
home: event [ narrative tile making ]
Join artist & designer Yinka Ilori at the Design Museum for a tile making and decoration workshop.
‘Ilori’s work draws on both his London upbringing and Nigerian heritage and is often influenced by traditional Nigerian parables. Following an introduction to story-telling through design from Yinka, participants will create narrative tiles using fabric, paint and colour, drawing on motifs from Dutch wax prints for inspiration‘
Tickets are available from designmuseum.org
April 13th / 10:00 – 16:30
[ £90 ]
home: event [ Home Futures ]
Still time to catch this great exhibition at the Design Museum. ‘Home Futures’ runs until March.
Explore today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination. Are we living in the way that pioneering architects and designers throughout the 20th century predicted, or has our idea of home proved resistant to real change?
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Put a date in the diary for this intriguing exhibition at the Design Museum. Home Futures explores the ideas and predictions of 20th Century designers and architects, and their vision of the future.
‘Discover more than 200 objects and experiences to trace the key social and technological aspirations that have driven change in the home. Historical notions of the mechanised home and the compact home are displayed alongside contemporary phenomena such as connected devices and the sharing economy‘
Tickets available here
7th Nov 2018 – 24th Mar 2019
home: event [ Loewe Craft Prize 2018 ]
Since 2016 the Loewe Craft Prize has been showcasing new talent and excellence in modern craftsmanship. Held at the Design Museum, London this free event featured all the nominees for the 2018 prize.
‘These works stand for the culture of effort and the revival of traditions, and lead to the essence of LOEWE and its legacy of knowledge and quality in a time of immediate and indiscriminate production’
May 4 – 17 June
home: event [ Breathing Colour ]
The Design Museum, London is a great place to be inspired and get the creative juices flowing, and this up coming exhibition is no exeption. Breathing Colour explores how we use colour and how it behaves through shapes, materials, shadows and reflections.
‘Drawing on years of research, designer Hella Jongerius presents Breathing Colour; an installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at the way colour behaves, exploring shapes, materials, shadows and reflections. Through a series of phenomenological studies and experiences, the exhibition will make us question one of thr most elemental aspects of design.’
28th June – 24th September 2017
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Now in its ninth year Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition and awards brings a cross-section of contemporary design from six categories: Architectire, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. The 70 shortlisted nominees are exhibiting at The Design Museum for public viewing.
‘ Beazley Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. Someday the other museums will be showing this stuff’
24th November 2016 – 17th February 2017
Tickets cost £10, avaliable from designmuseum.org
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It’s one of our favourite London museums and it’s now on the move to a new home. The Design Museum is moving from Shad Thames to a brand new development in a grade II listed building in Kensington. Opening on 24th November the new space will continue to showcase new talent, exhibitions and special events and of course a great shop [ make that 2 shops ].
‘The Design Museum Kensington will be the world’s leading museum of contemporary design and architecture, an international showcase for the many design skills at which Britain excels and a creative centre, promoting innovationand nurturing the next generation of design talent’
Head to the website to get the latest news and exhibition guide for Autumn, pre book tickets and get some dates in the diary.
The Design Museum
224-238 Kensington High Street
home: daily [ competition ]
Don’t miss this chance to win a collection of iconic Anglepoise lighting.
This Design Museum competition, in conjunction with the Sample Sale, is a must-enter.
Competition closes March 6