Archigram - The Book
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Explore today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination. Are we living in the way that pioneering architects and designers throughout the 20th century predicted, or has our idea of home proved resistant to real change?
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'Abundant treasures to savour' ★★★★ The Times
‘A lively, illuminating, sometimes enthralling journey through a century’s-worth of aspiration and fantasy’ The Observer
'Unmissable' City AM
'This immersive, vibrant and challenging exhibition truly throws into question how we see and define our constantly evolving social and living situations' Monocle
‘At IKEA we have always been curious about innovative technology and passionate about life at home. That’s why we are delighted to partner with the Design Museum on this exhibition. Collaborations are a vital part of our learning process and we hope it will inspire you.’ IKEA Museum
The ‘home of the future’ has long intrigued designers and popular culture alike. Immerse yourself in a series of dreamlike passages and rooms designed by New York-based architects SO-IL and explore yesterday’s visions of the future – as avant-garde speculations are displayed alongside contemporary objects and new commissions.
Discover more than 200 objects and experiences to trace the key social and technological aspirations that have driven change in the home. Historical notions of the mechanised home and the compact home are displayed alongside contemporary phenomena such as connected devices and the sharing economy.
Please note that the exhibition contains visuals of an adult nature.
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From a global invisible network to living surrounded by screens and smart devices, it must have all sounded a bit far-fetched in the 1950s and 1970s...
To mark the Home Futures exhibition, guest authors take stock of some of the changes that the contemporary domestic interior has endured in the last two decades. What happened to the TV, the telephone, the bed? Explore more of these essays in the official exhibition catalogue.