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Designers in Residence 2015: Migration

The Designers in Residence programme at the Design Museum is a core part of the museum's activity, and exists to provide practising designers, across any discipline, with time and space away from their regular environment to reflect, research and consider new ways of developing their practice.

Hefin Jones

Uses his background in service design to work with ex-mining communities and towns.

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Stephanie Hornig

Questions the meaning of home and the role of furniture in increasingly compact and flexible live/work environments.

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Chris Green

Explores the potential for drones as a living layer of urban infrastructure.

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Alexa Pollmann

Imagines a radically transformed version of democracy for a socially-networked future.

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2015 brief


‘This year's Designers in Residence programme invites four designers to respond to the theme of ‘migration’. It can be a reflection of objects or processes that imply movement, or transition, of shifting and cross-fertilising cultures, or of mobility.’- Deyan Sudjic, Design Museum Director


About the residents

Chris Green

An architectural designer whose work forges new relationships between people, technology and the city. After graduating in Architecture from the Royal College of Art and receiving the New London Architecture prize, Chris spent two years as a Research Fellow at MIT Senseable City Lab.

Stephanie Hornig

An Austrian product designer. After moving to London in 2013 Stephanie worked as a designer for Barber & Osgerby where she developed furniture for internationally renowned brands such as Vitra, Knoll and B&B Italia, she has recently set up her own studio in London.

Hefin Jones

A Welsh born, London based interdisciplinary designer with a socially focused design practice. He founded the Welsh Space Campaign – an initiative which looks to launch ordinary people into outer space through finding a cosmic context for Welsh culture, skills and traditions.

Alexa Pollmann

A speculative designer who seeks to challenge the current notion of 'wear'. After graduating in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art, Alexa founded Peut-Porter, a multimedia platform she uses to explore the intersection of fashion, the future, technology and the potential of garments.

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Background and portrait photography by Jenny Lewis