Design

For the Design Museum, design is a continually evolving subject which it explores through its exhibitions programme, permanent collection, learning and research activities.

Design is a way to understand the world and how you can change it.

Designs of the Year

The museum's annual Designs of the Year awards are a great snapshot of creative innovation from across the world.

Anglepoise

Chairs - late 1800s

Chairs - early 1900s

Chairs - 1920s

Chairs - 1930s

Chairs - 1940s

Chairs - 1950s

Chairs - 1960s

Chairs - 1970s

Chairs - 1980s

Chairs - 1990s

Chairs - 2000s

more design coming soon

Welcome!

What better way to start the story of design than with chairs. Further chapters will be added that reflect the museum's programme of research, learning and exhibitions. Please note the design featured in this section is online content only and currently not on display at the Design Museum.