Exhibitions

Design is a continually evolving subject: visit the museum to be inspired and informed by the exhibitions.

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Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius

Drawing on years of research, designer Hella Jongerius presents an installation-based exhibition that take a deeper look at the way colour behaves, exploring shapes, materials, shadows and reflections.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

California: Designing Freedom

“Designed in California” is the new “Made in Italy”. While California’s mid-century modernism is well documented, this is the first exhibition to examine its current global reach. Picking up the story in the 1960s, the exhibition charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley’s tech culture.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Cartier in Motion

Cartier in Motion unravels the unique story of Cartier’s approach to watchmaking and how the invention of the modern wristwatch came about.

Free display

Designers in Residence 2017: Support

The Designers in Residence programme at the Design Museum is a core part of the museum's activity, and exists to provide emerging designers, across any discipline, with time and space away from their regular environment to reflect, research and consider new ways of developing their practice.

FREE DISPLAY

Designer Maker User

For the first time in the museum’s history it will have a free permanent display of its collection: Designer Maker User tells the story of contemporary design through these three interconnected roles.

FREE DISPLAY

Redesign of the UK passport

The design blog Dezeen, saw an opportunity to explore the identity and aspirations of the UK after it leaves the EU and created an unofficial competition to redesign the passport. See some of the entries on display on the first floor.

FREE DISPLAY

The Making of the Design Museum

In 2012, photographer Koto Bolofo was invited to document the conversion of the former Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum. The 15 photographs on display represent 15 days in the building’s transformation.

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Discover 25 years of the Design Museum exhibitions.