Design is a continually evolving subject: visit the museum to be inspired and informed by the exhibitions.
Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World is the museum's ambitious opening exhibition consisting of a series of major new commissions by some of the most innovative practitioners in design and architecture.
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.
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.
The first in a series of pop-up exhibitions, NEW OLD explores how design can help people lead fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives into old age, asking the question: how can designers meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing society? From robotic clothing to driverless cars, this exhibition rethinks design approaches to ageing.
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