Exhibitions, installations + talks

London Design Festival 2018

Explore the theme ‘belonging’ at the Design Museum during London Design Festival 2018. Discover exhibitions, events and installations taking over the museum to celebrate a sense of belonging and ownership of design for all.



Mind Pilot by Loop.pH

This London Design Festival, the spatial laboratory Loop.pH invite visitors to pilot a textile airship using the power and focus of their minds inside the Design Museum's atrium.

Light Bulb Moment by Plumen

Celebrating the reinvention of the Plumen 001, winner of Designs of the Year 2011, this installation will illuminate the Design Museum Shop’s facade.


Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

Discover this year’s top picks of some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designs from the past 12 months, across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design. Curated by Aric Chen.

Reconsidering Canon

In collaboration with Gallery FUMI and emerging curators from the MA in Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston School of Art, this display explores ideas around selection and collecting within curation.

Talks and events

The #I.BELONG Salon

This Salon is a series of creative interventions responding to the over-arching theme of ‘Belonging’. Artists, designers and curators collaborate to animate public and cultural spaces with a particular focus on inclusiveness.

Re-Considering Canon in a Diverse World

Join this half day event comprising talks, round table discussions and screenings, bringing together leading curators and designers to explore how design canons are formed.

Design Connections: 10X10

In collaboration with the British Council’s Architecture, Design, Fashion team, the Design Museum is hosting the 2018 edition of Design Connections: 10x10 - an event showcasing 10 emerging designers in the UK.