The Design Museum


Dezeen says: The new site is just a stone's throw away from the Royal College of Art, the V&A museum, the Science Museum and the Serpentine Galleries. John Pawson's conversion of the 1960s building will triple the museum's current exhibition spaces, allowing the museum to accommodate the first permanent display of its collection, alongside two temporary exhibitions. read more
Art Fund says: The museum champions creative thinking and inspired problem solving, celebrating the talent of the world's best designers and architects. Since it opened in 1989 it has staged over 100 exhibitions themed around fashion, product and graphic design, showcasing the work of Paul Smith, Zaha Hadid, Miuccia Prada and Frank Gehry, among others. read more
The Spaces says: A major new museum aspiring to be the best in the world and shift our perceptions of design is indeed a momentous ambition. Director Deyan Sudjic followed Conran, saying that he hoped the museum would 'unite the design tribes but also speak to a wide audience, and make design a mainstream part of the conversation'. read more
Design Weekly says: More and more, design is becoming an all-encompassing term spanning everything from new products, TV animations, graphics and clothing to the way our buildings are put together and our streets are laid out. Every year, the Design Museum does an apt job of making sense of this enormous concept with its Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition. read more




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