NOW OPEN Exhibition
Beazley Designs of the Year
OPEN FROM WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2020: Following the announcement that London will be on COVID Tier 2, the museum and its exhibitions will reopen on Wednesday 2 December.
IMPORTANT! Online bookings only. Read the SAFE AND SOUND guidelines before your visit.
try the virtual experience
Discover the most innovative designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design, as nominated by the public and design experts from around the world.
Experience the best moments in design from January 2019 to the moment global attention shifted in late January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.
Discover futuristic technology for health and sanitisation, explore projects tackling inequality and racism and dive into questions around water and food security including mainstream veganism.
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from the curator
'Beazley Designs of the Year, will offer a vital chance to recap where we were when the virus took hold. It will require careful construction and precise story telling in order to establish the big themes and preoccupations from that period. The show will be arranged chronologically, suggesting a countdown from January 2019 to the moment our attention shifted in late January 2020. More than merely an assessment of the past, it will be a frame for exploring the future.'
Emily King, curator of Beazley Designs of the Year 2020
Meet the Judges
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Designs of the Decade
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