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Objects of Desire: Audio Described Tour

Join tour guide Andrew Mashigo for a curated audio described tour of Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today for blind and partially sighted visitors.

What to expect

In a special relaxed hours tour, guide Andrew Mashigo provides an audio description of the exhibition Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today, focusing on a handful of highlights and key objects that demonstrate the centrality of design to the Surrealist movement, as well as the designers who are keeping the Surrealist Manifesto alive today.

Curated with Vitra Design Museum, the exhibition explores design from the birth of Surrealism in 1924 to the current day; spanning classic Surrealist works of art and design as well as contemporary Surrealist responses. 

The display uncovers how one of the 20th century's most influential movements came to impact design through its questioning of the conventional and its commitment to exploring the mind, unconscious and mystical. 

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Facilitator

Andrew Mashigo

Mashigo is an artist, design enthusiast and freelance museum educator who works collaboratively with blind and visually impaired creative practitioners, creating collaborative workshops, exhibitions and tours. He is also the founder of MaMoMi, a community interest social enterprise set up to enhance the experiences and expand the possibilities available to the visually impaired, deaf-blind and those at risk of exclusion. They use visual culture as the platform for engagement and a tool for education.

Booking information

Free event. Pre-booking required.

Due to very limited capacity, this tour is only for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Please ensure that you only book if you plan to attend and cancel your booking in advance if your availability changes so that others can take part by contacting bookings@designmuseum.org

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The exhibition

Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today

Delve into the dreamlike relationship between Surrealism and design in this century spanning celebration of surrealist objects of desire.

A Vitra Design Museum Exhibition.

Background image: Exhibition photography by Andy Stagg @studiostagg.