In London this weekend? Head to the Design Museum London, the place where design lovers can spend their entire day and still have the feeling that they want to come back again… and again.
Founded in 1989, the Design Museum London was the first of its kind and soon became a worldwide reference for anyone seeking culture, art and lifestyle. In 2007 The Times ranked the Design Museum London number two in its top 5 museums of the year. Today it is one of the most important museums dedicated to contemporary design in all aspects, from furniture, to graphic design, architecture, fashion and industrial design. The museum works everyday to make design the centre of contemporary culture, showcasing the wealth of creativity that design brings.
In fact creativity was the foundation of this museum: the Design Museum London stands today on what used to be a banana warehouse in the 1940s. The rebuilding was so well planned that it left traces of what it used to be back in those days – only the Modernist style from the 30’s remained.
Besides the innovative and exciting exhibitions, the Design Museum London also offers workshops for children, connecting them with areas such as art and design, improving creativity.
Would you like to visit the Design Museum? Find out about some of the most unmissable exhibitions and enjoy!
Designers Of The Year 2015
25th March 2015 – 31st March 2016
Now on its 8th edition, Designers of the Year showcasese design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. This year’s winner was Human Organs-on-Chips, designed by Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute.
Life On Foot
13rd May – 1st November 2015
An exhibition that shows once again how the Design Museum London covers a wide range of topics. Life on Foot is a creative journey through the shoemaking process and how it developed from traditional production to contemporary design and new technologies.
Designers in Residence 2015: Migration
9th September 2015 – 31st March 2016
The Designers in Residence programme at the Design Museum London is and important part of the museum’s activity. The main goal of this programme is to provide designers with time and space away from their regular environment so that they can create new ways of developing their practice. This year Chris Green, Stephanie Hornig, Hefin Jones and Alexa Pollmann were invited to respond to the theme of ‘migration’, working on concepts such as movement, transition and mobility.
50 Years Of British Road Signs
19th September – 25th October 2015
The Design Museum London celebrates the 50th anniversary of British road signs with a free installation of signs and illustrations. Leading designers and artists were invited to create their own reinterpretations of the circle, triangle and square signs. A must-see!
The Design Museum London
Shad Thames, SE1 2YD London, United Kingdom
Open daily from 10am to 5:45pm