Home Futures Highlights
New York-based architects SO-IL have created an immersive environment that will feature experiential areas, such as a garden which invites visitors to rest and interact. You can find more highlights from the exhibition below.
A functioning model of the ultra-modern, machine-like house that works against its inhabitants – Villa Arpel from Jacques Tati’s 1950s satirical film, Mon Oncle.
An original 1963 Mini Kitchen and an original model of Total Furnishing Unit by Joe Colombo, the compressed inhabitable unit from 1972 where you could live in just 28 square metres.
Original furniture from the Smithsons’ fully-mechanised House of the Future from 1956’s Ideal Home Show at Kensington Olympia, accompanied by a scale model and original archival material.
A major new commission by the Design Museum titled A Family of Objects by Belgian design studio OpenStructures. A collection of open-source, modular furniture produced in collaboration with four industrial producers, including furniture prototypes and hacks.
Works by leading artists who took the home as a space of experimentation – Heath Robinson, Richard Hamilton, Linder, Martin Craig-Martin, Andrea Zittel, and Absalon.
Original sketches, films and photographs outlining past futuristic visions of what today's home could have been. From the Smithsons’ automated House of the Future, to Hans Hollein’s Mobile Office and original works by Superstudio and Ettore Sottsass proposing more nomadic ways of life, to smart devices and more.
An interactive installation by Swiss designer Dimitri Bähler that looks at the relationship between man and machine.
Key furniture designs and installations dating back to the 1970s to the present will be made interactive for this exhibition.
Background image | William Heath Robinson