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Kenneth Grange - Making Britain Modern

  1. Anglepoise Type 1228 designed by Kenneth Grange in the Design Museum Tank
  2. Intercity 125
  3. Kenwood mini mixer, 1978.
  4. Kodak camera, 1960.
  5. Adshel bench, 1972.
  6. Black cab, 1996.

20 July 2011 – 30 October 2011

Kenneth Grange is Britain’s leading product designer, his prolific career spans over 50 years and he is responsible for designing some of the most iconic and familiar products and appliances that shape our daily lives. Kodak cameras, the silhouette for the Intercity 125 train, Kenwood food mixers, Parker pens, and the re-design of the London black cab are just some of his well-known designs.

In 1972 Grange, together with Alan Fletcher, Theo Crosby, Colin Forbes and Mervyn Kurlansky established Pentagram, a world renowned multi-disciplinary design consultancy. More recently, in the 1990s, Grange has produced distinctive designs that have become part of our landscape, from the Adshel bus shelter in 1993 to the Rural Post box for Royal Mail in 1998. Today Grange continues to work with British companies including Anglepoise, furniture designer Hitch Mylius and fashion designer Margaret Howell.

Making Britain Modern was Kenneth Grange’s first UK retrospective celebrating his work, design journey and the role he has played in making Britain modern. With unique access to the Grange archive, the exhibition included over 150 products, prototypes, sketches as well as audio, photography and film.

Read more about Kenneth Grange here. with Kenneth Grange at the Design Museum, 29 July 2011. interview Kenneth Grange at his home in Hampstead, March 2012.

Grange Twitter Takeover
Last year we invited Kenneth Grange to the museum to take over Twitter @designmuseum. Fans View the Q&A here.

With thanks to ICON Magazine.

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