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The Subjectivity of Colour

Is colour subjective? This talk brings together a panel of leading designers to discuss our approach to understanding and defining colour.

What to expect

From Isaac Newton to Bauhaus teacher Johannes Itten, some of the most influential theories of colour have emerged from personal experiences. But with the industrialisation of colour that subjective quality has been lost.

Today, there is no place for questioning in the objective, standardised RAL, Pantone or NCS colour systems. Pigments have been chemically optimised, made consistent and static. How can we open up colours again? How can we relate to them in a more intimate way?

In conjunction with the exhibition ‘Breathing Colour’ by Hella Jongerius, the Design Museum in collaboration with Disegno bring together a panel of leading designers to discuss the subjectivity of colour.

Image credit | Modifica. Courtesy of Disegno Daily

Image credit | Modifica. Courtesy of Disegno

Image credit | Modifica. Courtesy of Disegno

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Booking information

Adult £10, student/ concession £7.50.

Related exhibition

Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius

Drawing on years of research, designer Hella Jongerius presents Breathing Colour; an installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at the way colour behaves, exploring shapes, materials, shadows and reflections.

Background image | Image credit | Modifica. Courtesy of Disegno Daily