Information for journalists, including press releases and contact details for the press office.
The Design Museum Press Office is staffed 09:30 – 18:00 Monday to Friday.
Media access and visits to the museum must be accredited and approved in advance by a member of the press team. All professional filming and photography at the museum must be arranged through the press office.
If you are a member of the media and would like information, images or to speak to a Design Museum expert please contact:
Jenny Stewart, Press & PR Manager
+44 (0)20 7940 8787
+44 (0)7885 467 181
Media releases with news about the Design Museum and its current and future exhibitions can be found below.
2015’s Designs of the Year nominees represent the global breadth of design talent, featuring some of the industry’s biggest names alongside rising stars and little-known practices. Google’s self-driving car, Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton and Asif Kahn’s Sochi Olympic Megafaces are just some of the high-profile projects to be represented in the exhibition of nominees which opens at the Design Museum on 25 March.
A panel of judges led by Sebastian Conran for the Design Museum’s annual Design Ventura celebrated the achievements of this year’s ten shortlisted schools at an exhibition and VIP reception at the Museum in London on Wednesday 11 February when the winning team for 2015 was announced. The project, with the theme of ‘Connect’ this year, challenges students aged 13 to 16 to meet a real-life design brief, with mentoring from professional designers and employees at Deutsche Bank, which has supported Design Ventura for five years as part of Born to Be, its youth engagement programme.
A Gareth Pugh outfit, created from shredded bin bags and worn by Lady Gaga for an O2 TV promo for her ARTPOP album, and to her artRAVE album launch party, goes on display for the first time at the Design Museum today (21 January 2015), as part of its WOMEN FASHION POWER exhibition.
Full information on Design Museum events for early 2015. Highlights include an evening with AnOther magazine celebrating women and creativity, a masterclass in costume design with Suffragette’s Jane Petrie, and the chance for young visitors to customise some design classics in a drop-in illustration workshop. Author Dana Thomas will also be visiting the museum to discuss her new book - Gods and Kings, The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.
The Design Museum presents a selection of glamorous gifts for Valentine’s Day. All products available at the museum in Shad Thames or via the online shop.
Information on all Design Museum exhibitions throughout 2015 - including the first ever museum exhibition on the Spanish shoe brand Camper, a celebration of bicycle design, and an exploration of parametric architecture and design; plus the annual Designs of the Year and Designers in Residence programmes.
Ten schools from across the UK have been shortlisted from 241 schools to pitch their ideas for this year’s Design Ventura, run annually by the Design Museum. The project challenges students to meet a real-life design brief, with mentoring from professional designers and staff at Deutsche Bank, which has supported Design Ventura for five years. The winning team will see its product sold in the Design Museum shop, having been involved in all aspects of production, packaging, pricing and promotion.
The Design Museum presents a selection of last minute stocking-fillers for design lovers of all ages. All products available at the museum in Shad Thames or via the recently re-launched online shop.
The Design Museum has opened the call for entries for Designers in Residence 2015. Now in its eighth year, this prestigious programme celebrates new and emerging design talent through an annual residency which culminates in an exhibition at the Design Museum. This year's theme is 'migration'.
17 October 2014
The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visited the Design Museum’s Kensington site today (17 October 2014) to announce the extension of the VAT refund scheme for museum and galleries to the Design Museum.
29 October 2014 – 26 April 2015
From Elizabeth I to Margaret Thatcher, Coco Chanel to Lady Gaga, the clothes women wear have always been a powerful form of self-expression and part of a sophisticated visual language. Opening at the Design Museum this autumn, Women Fashion Power looks at how influential women have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world.
10 September 2014 – 8 March 2015
Returning for a seventh year and bigger than ever before, Designers in Residence 2014 invites four up-and-coming designers to take over a gallery in the Design Museum and fill it with their most disruptive ideas.