Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius
Breathing Colour by acclaimed Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, is an installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at the way colour behaves, exploring shapes, materials, shadows and reflections.
We see the world in colour but rarely do we appreciate how colour shapes what we see.
Breathing Colour blurs the boundaries between art and design. Combining intriguing shapes with extensive research; this exhibition questions our preconceptions of colour and embraces its imperfection and experimentation.
The exhibition is divided into separate spaces that simulate daylight conditions at specific times of the day – morning, noon and evening. These three phases explore the impact of changing daylight on our perception of colour. Each installation includes a series of three-dimensional objects as well as textiles, some of which are hand-woven while others are produced on industrial looms.
"A remarkable new show aims to change the way we look at the world" - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, The Times
"Explosions of colour everywhere you look" - ⭐⭐⭐⭐, The Londonist
"Design Museum’s must-see exhibition on colour" - The Sunday Times
"Eye-popping" - Metro
Student/ concession £8.00
Educational group booking price: £3-£7 per student (groups of 10 or more)
Family (1 adult + 3 children) £17.00
Family (2 adults + 3 children) £24.00
Child (6 - 15 years) £5.50
Children under 6 years free
10% discount is applied when booking 10 or more tickets online. Alternatively, please contact the Bookings Office (Mon - Fri 10;00 to 17:00) on +44 20 3862 5937 or +44 20 3862 5900.
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*Concession tickets include seniors (over 60 years), the disabled and a companion and job seekers.
Last exhibition entry 17:00
Meet Hella Jongerius
Read further about the world renowned designer behind the Breathing Colour exhibition, Hella Jongerius, and see her full Q&A.
Join the designer Bethan Laura Wood on an exclusive after hours tour of the Design Museum exhibition ‘Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius’.
Is colour subjective? This talk brings together a panel of leading designers to discuss our approach to understanding and defining colour.
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Background image | Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius. Photo by Luke Hayes.