The Design Museum – London

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The Design Museum museum is  devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics and decorative arts, product and industrial design.  It now offers a free, permanent exhibition titled Designer Maker User which features almost 1000 items of twentieth and twenty-first century design viewed through the angles of the designer, manufacturer and user, including a crowdsourced wall. The exhibition covers a broad range of design disciplines, from architecture and engineering, to the digital world, fashion and graphics.

London Design MuseuThe ‘Designer’ segment of the exhibition is based on the phrase by the Italian architect Ernesto Rogers: from the spoon to the city. It explores the ways in which the thought-process of the designer informs projects at every scale, from the smallest to the largest. David Mellor’s traffic light, Kinneir and Calvert’s British road signage system and a 1:1 scale prototype for the new London tube train designed by PriestmanGoode will be on show. –
screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-8-19-58-pmIn the ‘Maker’ section, the exhibition traces the evolution of manufacturing, from Thonet bentwood cafe chairs and Model T Ford cars to robotic arms, mass customisation and 3D printing. Everyday objects such as tennis balls as well as notable designs including the London 2012 Olympic Torch are presented at different stages of production.
screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-8-22-08-pmA display on the ‘User’ explores the interaction between people and brands that have come to define the modern world. Features include a vinyl player from Dieter Rams, landmark pieces from Sony including the Walkman and the Minidisc, the Apple iPhone and the Olivetti Valentine typewriter; all demonstrating how design has changed how we communicate.

Current Exhibit (Thru April 23, 2017) Reactions to a Complex World Fear and Love presents eleven new installations by some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designers and architects working today. –

These newly commissioned works explore a spectrum of issues that define our time, including: networked sexuality, sentient robots, slow fashion and settled nomads   The exhibition asserts that design is deeply connected not just to commerce and culture but to urgent underlying issues – issues that inspire fear and love. This is a bold, multidisciplinary and global exhibition that aims to capture the mood of the present and establish the Design Museum as the home of design debate.

– See more at: http://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/fear-and-love#sthash.n0sqFbPo.dpuf

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