Design Museum

Design Museum The Design Museum is the only place in the UK where the design industry, education and the public can come together to change the way people think about themselves and the future.
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The museum is a registered charity founded in 1989. The Design Museum is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The museum is a registered charity founded in 1989. The Design Museum is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Operating as usual

24/02/2021

Are you aged 14-16 looking for an accessible pathway into the design industry? Why not join Ardagh Young Creatives and enjoy workshops, mentoring and a chance to see your work on display at the Design Museum? > https://fal.cn/3dBcH

Programme sponsored by Ardagh Group

Animation by – Danny Sangra
@breedlondon

24/02/2021

Are you a designer interested in nurturing the next generation of young talent? Passionate about making the industry more inclusive? Why not get involved in the Ardagh Young Creatives programme? Whatever your speciality, get in touch. > https://fal.cn/3dB1C

Programme sponsored by : Ardagh Group

Animation by – Danny Sangra
@breedlondon

22/02/2021

Following the publication of the Government’s roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions in England, we are hopeful that will be able to re-open the museum from 17 May. All current ticket holders will be contacted as more information is available. For general updates please visit our website.> https://fal.cn/3dyEF

22/02/2021

Sneakers Unboxed opens 30 April | From Jordan 1 Retro High Dior to one of the most hyped women’s sneaker releases of 2020, the Jordan 4 Retro Off-White Sail, discover some of the world’s most valuable sneakers brought to you by exhibition sponsor, StockX . > https://fal.cn/3dyct

22/02/2021

Sneakers Unboxed exhibition artwork by designer, Jack Harper has now been ✨revealed✨. Do you recognise any of the sneakers from these footprints? Find out how they were made here > https://fal.cn/3dy1I

Exhibition sponsored by StockX

The Design Museum is delighted to be partnering with StockX  for the Sneakers Unboxed exhibition, opening to the public ...
22/02/2021

The Design Museum is delighted to be partnering with StockX for the Sneakers Unboxed exhibition, opening to the public on Friday 30 April. | Stay ahead of the crowd with early bird vouchers, now on sale. > https://fal.cn/3dxOH

Did you know that you can get married at the Design Museum? Enquire today by emailing venuehire@designmuseum.org to book...
20/02/2021

Did you know that you can get married at the Design Museum? Enquire today by emailing [email protected] to book your special day at our spectacular location. 💘

Are you celebrating a Valentine's Day proposal? ❤️💍 | The Design Museum is delighted to announce it is now licensed for ...
20/02/2021

Are you celebrating a Valentine's Day proposal? ❤️💍 | The Design Museum is delighted to announce it is now licensed for civil ceremonies. Enquire now to get married at the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design. Get in touch via [email protected].

Architecture Friday | "The network of road and rail that feeds the city creates the scaffolding on which we build. Witho...
19/02/2021

Architecture Friday | "The network of road and rail that feeds the city creates the scaffolding on which we build. Without this interconnected web nourishing the city and linking it to its surroundings, we cannot function." - PearsonLloyd > fal.cn/3bHKt

Architecture Friday | "We navigate through cities using a mix of memory, learnt behaviours and explicit guidance. The co...
19/02/2021

Architecture Friday | "We navigate through cities using a mix of memory, learnt behaviours and explicit guidance. The concept of a ‘legible city’ has grown in the last decade, helping communities to maximise the potential of their home." - PearsonLloyd > fal.cn/3bHKt

Indulge your inner romantic this #ShopSaturday… Head over to Instagram today for some iconic designs in honour of #Valen...
13/02/2021

Indulge your inner romantic this #ShopSaturday… Head over to Instagram today for some iconic designs in honour of #ValentinesDay > https://fal.cn/3dnL5

Image | Guframini Bocca Lips Sofa

Architecture Friday | "Sometimes subtle but always distinct, the character of a place is created and defined by ritual a...
12/02/2021

Architecture Friday | "Sometimes subtle but always distinct, the character of a place is created and defined by ritual and culture" - Washing outside a mosque – Istanbul, Turkey, 2010.
PearsonLloyd > fal.cn/3bHKt

Architecture Friday | "The interface between architecture and the street reflects the commercial, cultural, religious an...
12/02/2021

Architecture Friday | "The interface between architecture and the street reflects the commercial, cultural, religious and historical rituals of a place." - Toguna (elders’ meeting space) – Dogon Region, Mali
PearsonLloyd > fal.cn/3bHKt

11/02/2021

Woman At Work | Discover the legendary graphic designer, Margaret Calvert, and her latest venture with Network Rail in a virtual tour of the museum’s popular display. Find out how here > https://fal.cn/3dkAg

Video credit | Produced by Bruce Brown

Architecture Friday this month is by PearsonLloyd  | "The character of a city is defined not only by the style of its ar...
05/02/2021

Architecture Friday this month is by PearsonLloyd | "The character of a city is defined not only by the style of its architecture but also by how we adapt and augment the buildings we inhabit." > fal.cn/3bHRo

Architecture Friday | "Buildings and dwellings cohabit with the landscape on which they are built, and are shaped and ad...
05/02/2021

Architecture Friday | "Buildings and dwellings cohabit with the landscape on which they are built, and are shaped and adjusted by their inhabitants over time." - PearsonLloyd > fal.cn/3bHRo

03/02/2021
Block printing with artist, Steven Wilson

Lunch and Learn : Artist, Steven Wilson is leading an online tutorial today, demonstrating how you can block print at home in an easy step-by-step process. Block printing is a very early printing process and, we’re assured, one of the simplest. So, this is one for all the family, especially during lockdown.

Tune in now for some creative inspiration and big thanks to Steve's young designer, who makes a special appearance towards the end of this film.

If you want to have a go at some printing, don't forget to share your designs with the Design Museum and Breed for a repost.

Get set, print!

"Many of the textile patterns I have been inspired by would have been block printed. Understanding those different analo...
03/02/2021

"Many of the textile patterns I have been inspired by would have been block printed. Understanding those different analogue techniques informs how I use digital tools."| Join Steven Wilson for a block printing lunch and learn on IGTV! > fal.cn/3d91o @breedlondon

Looking for some creative inspiration for all the family during lock-down? 🎨 💡 | Artist, Steven Wilson will be showing u...
03/02/2021

Looking for some creative inspiration for all the family during lock-down? 🎨 💡 | Artist, Steven Wilson will be showing us how to block-print at home with some easy steps. Join us on IGTV at 12.15PM GMT to take part. > https://fal.cn/3d90M
@breedlondon

GIVEAWAY | Inject some vintage flair and colour into your walls with the beautiful Vogue February 1929 cover framed by K...
30/01/2021

GIVEAWAY | Inject some vintage flair and colour into your walls with the beautiful Vogue February 1929 cover framed by King and McGaw, designed by artist Eduardo Benito. Selected from the prestigious British Vogue archives, there’s one to win > https://fal.cn/3d4tr

30/01/2021

Tired of seeing the same four walls when stuck at home all day? Time to add some colour in today’s #ShopSaturday. 🎨 Head over to Instagram to explore prints from Anthony Burrill, Sascha Lobe and Eduardo Benito > https://fal.cn/3d4q8

Image | Bauhaus Rewritten by Sascha Lobe

Architecture Friday | "The striking bar in patinated brass and the oversized custom-made rug make up the eye-catching co...
29/01/2021

Architecture Friday | "The striking bar in patinated brass and the oversized custom-made rug make up the eye-catching contemporary elements." - @invisiblecollection. Discover more > https://fal.cn/3d3fZ

Architecture Friday | "This 17th century awe-inspiring palazzo in the heart of Venice was renovated by Charles Zana. The...
29/01/2021

Architecture Friday | "This 17th century awe-inspiring palazzo in the heart of Venice was renovated by Charles Zana. The French architect brought back the original splendor of its stuccos, frescos and Palladian-style floors." - @invisiblecollection > https://fal.cn/3d36u

Plug in for a snack | Love your cheerios but the journey from hand to mouth is just too much?  All you need are some cro...
28/01/2021

Plug in for a snack | Love your cheerios but the journey from hand to mouth is just too much? All you need are some crocs. 🥣 See the simple hack you thought you never needed, from Beazley Designs of theYear nominee, Nicole Mclaughlin here. > https://fal.cn/3d1Dc

2020 vision for 2021? 👓 | Designer and Beazley Designs of the Year nominee, Nicole Mclaughlin, de-constructs these old g...
28/01/2021

2020 vision for 2021? 👓 | Designer and Beazley Designs of the Year nominee, Nicole Mclaughlin, de-constructs these old glasses and updates them for our strange day and age. See how she made them here > https://fal.cn/3d1wk

28/01/2021

"It's tote-tally fun to explore the potential in things that generally have one function." | Designer and Beazley Designs of the Year nominee, Nicole Mclaughlin, shares the process behind more of her quirky up-cycled designs today. Could you make your own? > fal.cn/3bPQk

27/01/2021

Throwback to today’s Lunch and Learn with @nicolemclaughlin, a multidisciplinary designer based in New York City...
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Nicole’s Instagram account is full of eccentric bespoke upcycled garments. From bras humorously embellished with mini basketball nets to sliders made of sushi, her quirky designs have gained her widespread popularity. Once she has conceptualised an idea for a design, she trawls eBay and second-hand clothing stores for cheap materials.
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On display at the #BeazleyDesignsoftheYear exhibition is her ‘scrap case’, made from second-hand shoes that have been deconstructed then reconstructed to upholster a used suitcase. Discover the design process of the case in this behind-the-scenes time lapse.
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Are you feeling creative? How about making your own upcycled piece using household items? You can be as bold and playful as you like.
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You can see Scrap Case and many other nominated designs in the interactive Beazley Designs of the Year virtual tour here > https://bit.ly/3ciyieO

27/01/2021

Lunch and Learn | "A mouldy old backpack moulded into new shoes" 🎒👟
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Discover more inventive up-cycled creations and the design process from Beazley Designs of the Year nominee, Nicole Mclaughlin, tomorrow. > fal.cn/3bPQk

Lunch and Learn | Discover how designer, Nicole Mclaughlin made "Scrap Case", a suitcase made from reconstructed second-...
27/01/2021

Lunch and Learn | Discover how designer, Nicole Mclaughlin made "Scrap Case", a suitcase made from reconstructed second-hand shoes in this behind the scenes time-lapse.👟♻️ > fal.cn/3bHRo

27/01/2021

Lunch and Learn | Discover six witty up-cycled creations from designer, Nicole Mclaughlin over the next two days. This slider is "a utilitarian classroom essential that helps you stay sharp on the go" ✏️ See more from Nicole in Beazley Designs of the Year > fal.cn/3bPQk

Object of the Week to mark the Woman At Work display - curated by @BeautyofTranspt ---Railway clocks are standard bearer...
26/01/2021

Object of the Week to mark the Woman At Work display - curated by @BeautyofTranspt
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Railway clocks are standard bearers that brought national “railway time” to the country when the network was first built. They are familiar sights to commuters, serve as meeting points for reuniting travellers. This clock at York station is unusual because as well as the two large faces visible from the platform below, it has a third face on the rim of the clock. The extra face reassures passengers using the station footbridge that they have time to catch their train. Read about how railway network punctuality and performance is measured: https://fal.cn/3cY5q

Would you eat meat harvested from your own cells to help save the planet? ✅ or ❌ ? | Join designer, Orkan Telhan and cur...
25/01/2021

Would you eat meat harvested from your own cells to help save the planet? ✅ or ❌ ? | Join designer, Orkan Telhan and curator and writer Michelle Millar Fischer for an online talk on the 28 January about the Beazley Designs of the Year nominee, Ouroboros steak. > https://fal.cn/3cWBD

Architecture Friday | "A cabin-like structure in the same blonde spruce used for the ceiling beams leads to the dining r...
22/01/2021

Architecture Friday | "A cabin-like structure in the same blonde spruce used for the ceiling beams leads to the dining room. A hideaway home within the house." - @invisiblecollection > https://fal.cn/3cUml

Architecture Friday | "Blonde spruce might be one of the most common timbers used for construction, yet in this project ...
22/01/2021

Architecture Friday | "Blonde spruce might be one of the most common timbers used for construction, yet in this project it becomes the quintessential element that defines the space." - @invisiblecollection > https://fal.cn/3cU3H

20/01/2021

Find out why Teeter Totter Wall, a set of see-saws on the US/Mexico border won the Overall #BeazleyDesignsoftheYear Award. > https://fal.cn/3cRpj
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224-238 Kensington High Street
London
W8 6AG

By Underground: District and Circle lines to Kensington High Street, Central line to Holland Park. Continue on foot. District and Picadilly line to South Kensington. 30 minute walk by foot via Exhibition Road. By Rail: Overground network to Kensington Olympia. Continue on foot. By Bus: The following bus routes stop near to the Design Museum: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, C1

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Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 21:00
Sunday 10:00 - 21:00

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