Design is a continually evolving subject.
The museum offers an introduction to the history of contemporary design with free display Designer Maker User, and opportunities to explore the present and future of design through a programme of temporary exhibitions and pop-ups.
“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.
Drawing on years of research, designer Hella Jongerius presents an installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at the way colour behaves, exploring shapes, materials, shadows and reflections.
The annual Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition returns, providing a snapshot of the very best in innovative and contemporary design from the past year.
For the first time in its history, the museum is able to offer a free taster of its collection - featuring over 1,000 objects. Designer Maker User is an introduction to the history of contemporary design through three interconnected roles - the Designer, the User and the Maker.
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.
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