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Design Museum Collection: Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things

The Design Museum has the UK’s only collection devoted exclusively to contemporary design and architecture. This new permanent collection display reveals intriguing insights in the most exceptional of everyday
objects.

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Hannah Martin Jewellery Arrives at Design Museum Shop

Hannah Martin and Design Museum can announce that a new line of Hannah Martin jewellery, the SHOW Collection, will be stocked in the Design Museum Shop this Christmas. Sharp, luxurious and bold, this is the second line of jewellery that the London based designer has stocked in the museum shop.

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Design Museum Christmas Gift Guide 2012

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Fifty Looks That Changed the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s by Paula Reed now on sale in Design Museum Shop

Fashion guru Paula Reed, the Design Museum and Conran Octopus present three fabulous new titles celebrating the most revolutionary, influential and definitive looks of three decades in fashion.

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Design Museum talks, events and family activities, October - December 2012

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Building starts on new Design Museum

To mark the start of works on the site of the new Design Museum, a time capsule will be buried in the foundations of the new building. Leading figures in the world of design and architecture have been invited to nominate an object to be included in the capsule.

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Major Donation from Swarovski Announced for new Design Museum

A major donation for the new Design Museum from Swarovski was announced at a special ground breaking ceremony, the donation will create a world-class learning centre for design in the new museum.

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Bike V Design

To coincide with the current exhibition Designed to Win, the Design Museum is hosting Bike v Design -
a celebration of all things bicycle. Featuring talks, a mini cinema and live performances.

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Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum

Participating designers announced for Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum.

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New Design Museum wins £4.65M from Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded the Design Museum a grant of £4.65million towards its plans to create the world’s leading museum of contemporary design and architecture at the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington, due to open in 2014.

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Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery

Unexpected Pleasures celebrates the work of contemporary jewellers who have challenged the conventions of jewellery design.

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Pupils' winning game launched at the Design Museum

'Badoiiing' created by 14-15 year olds from Walworth Academy in Southwark, won the Design Museum’s Design Ventura competition, a design award that develops student creativity and enterprise skills. The new game, is self assembled and packs neatly away into an Oyster card holder, now on sale in the Design Museum Shop.

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Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum

The Design Museum and Swarovski are collaborating with a new generation of designers, challenging them to examine the future of memory in the digital age.

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Designed to Win

Designed to Win celebrates the ways in which design and sport are combined, referencing key moments where design has played a significant role in progressing sports.

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London 2012 Olympic Torch wins Design of the Year 2012

British design studio Barber Osgerby have won the Design of the Year 2012 for their stunning design of the London 2012 Olympic Torch. The overall winner was chosen from 89 entries to claim the winning title.

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Introducing the 2012 Designers in Residence

Celebrating new and emerging design talent, the Design Museum’s annual Designers in Residence programme supports designers at an early stage in their career. Selected via an open-call, this years residents will be Freyja Sewell, Harry Trimble and Oscar Medley-Whitfield, Lawrence Lek and Yuri Suzuki.

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Design Museum talks, events and family activities, May - September 2012

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The Design Museum, with support from the Art Fund, has added Jasper Morrison’s Handlebar Table to its Collection

The Handlebar Table, regarded as Morrison’s first piece of significant furniture design, will join the Design Museum Collection.

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Design Museum launches debut Collection App

The Design Museum launches its first free Collection App featuring 59 objects from the Design Museum’s collection.

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Winners Announced for Design Ventura Student Competition

The winners of Design Ventura, a design award that develops student creativity and enterprise skills are announced.

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Gift Guide for Mother's Day and Spring 2012

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New dates for Christian Louboutin Exhibition

New dates have been announced for the Christian Louboutin exhibition at the Design museum:
1 May – 9 July 2012.

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Design Museum 2012 Exhibitions Programme

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Sackler funding secured for New Design Museum

The Dr Mortimer & Theresa Sackler Foundation has pledged a generous gift to the new development of the Design Museum it was announced today. The funds will be used to create a library as part of the museum’s new home at the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington.

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Plans unveiled to create world's leading Design Museum in London

The Design Museum today unveiled plans to create the world’s leading museum of design and architecture at the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington, London. Designs for the site have been produced by two of the world’s most innovative architectural practices: John Pawson has redesigned the interior of the Grade 2* listed building and OMA has planned the surrounding residential development.

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Designs of the Year 2012 - Nominations Announced

The longlist for the fifth annual Designs of the Year Awards are announced. Showcasing a year in design, the 2012 longlist is a celebration of the best in global designs. Industry experts have nominated innovative and engaging designs across seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.

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