Kenneth Grange - Making Britain Modern
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.
Crane.tv with Kenneth Grange at the Design Museum, 29 July 2011.
Crane.tv 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.
Fast Company Design
The Observer - picture gallery
Retro To Go
Manufacture & Industry
The Conran Shop
Its Nice That
Saturday Review, BBC Radio 4, 28 minutes and 30 seconds into the programme.
Product Design and Innovation