An Exhibition Tour at the Design Museum

Breathing Colour BSL Tour

A British Sign Language Tour of the Design Museum’s current exhibition Breathing Colour, exploring the work of acclaimed Dutch designer Hella Jongerius.

What to expect

This British Sign Language Tour explores the exhibition Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour. Drawing on years of research, this installation based exhibition takes a deeper look at the way colour behaves, using textiles, installation, 3D objects and drawing. The exhibition is divided into separate sections which each simulate different daylight conditions in order to explore our changing perceptions of colour.

This tour shall introduce the work of Hella Jongerius and provide an interpretation of the exhibition, with a focus on her research into colour theory and manufacturing.

This tour lasts approximately 45 minutes to one hour. The price of the ticket includes admission to the exhibition.

Booking information

Adult: £7.20 (this price includes admission to the exhibition).

Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius, photo by Luke Hayes

Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius ©Roel van Tour

Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius, photo by Luke Hayes

Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius, photo by Luke Hayes

Tour guide

Martin Glover

Martin Glover is a qualified architect and a deaf BSL user. He advocates an ideology called “DeafScope”, where he considers how the perception of colour and pattern play a critical role in design and its relation to accessibility.

Related exhibition

Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius

An installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at the way colour behaves, exploring shapes, materials, shadows and reflections.