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The Design Museum is one of the world’s leading museums devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. The museum is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the creative richness found in all forms of design, and its importance. The museum’s program of exhibitions, events and publishing provides a means for understanding the contemporary world, potentially making it a better place.

12/05/2020

Get ready for a new #DesignDispatches special this Saturday! Join pioneers of the design world, Stella McCartney and Sir David Adjaye, in an exciting discussion on sustainable fashion and architecture.

Tune into Instagram TV on Saturday 16 May at 14.00 GMT+1. Find out more here > https://fal.cn/382fH #DesignFromHome

What environmentally friendly packaging ideas have you come up with?💡Don't forget to keep sending in your illustrations ...
11/05/2020

What environmentally friendly packaging ideas have you come up with?💡Don't forget to keep sending in your illustrations using #DesignFromHome and the Design Museum will pick its favourites. | Swot up on more design here > https://fal.cn/380HJ

11/05/2020

Watch Guy Jeremiah talk about the Ohyo bottle and discover how design is coming up with a solution to one of the most common pieces of plastic waste.
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If Guy has inspired you to join the great eco-challenge, then how about designing your own environmentally friendly food packaging. Remember to make your design recyclable and reusable, protective and visually striking that it can stand out on the supermarket shelf.
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Download the lesson plans for key stages 2,4 and 4+ to get started. > https://fal.cn/380fj

Inspire your little ones to get designing with Create and Make ✂️ 🎨 | There is no limit to your imagination 💭 . What can...
10/05/2020

Inspire your little ones to get designing with Create and Make ✂️ 🎨 | There is no limit to your imagination 💭 . What can you create using the shapes provided in today's activity sheets? https://fal.cn/37ZGD

09/05/2020

2/3 Sit back and tune in on IGTV for a new #DesignDispatches with British fashion accessories designer @anyahindmarch and Design Museum Director, Tim Marlow. Anya tells us about her love of craftmanship, how #lockdown has changed her creative process and the future of eco-fashion.
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On the impact of working from home…
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“I work in a rather beautiful old stable, which is one huge and high-ceilinged room. At home, I’m in a typical Georgian house . . . I think you can design anywhere though! I sometimes have my best ideas in the shower, on an aeroplane . . . for me it’s about an empty head more than a space.”
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Where do you get your best creative ideas? Let us know in the comments!
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#DesignFromHome #DesignCommunity #LondonTogether #CultureAtHome #inspiremyinstagram #howihome #maketimefordesign #nestandthrive #howihue #abeautifulmess #fashiondesign #fashiondaily #howihome #styleithappy #creativespaces #anyahindmarch #fashiondesign #sustainablefashion

Almost time for another Design Dispatches! It’s a pleasure to welcome today’s special guest, renowned fashion accessorie...
09/05/2020

Almost time for another Design Dispatches! It’s a pleasure to welcome today’s special guest, renowned fashion accessories designer, Anya Hindmarch.

Head over to Instagram TV at 14.00 GMT+1 to hear more > https://fal.cn/37Zfw
#DesignFromHome

"A visit to Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland is an encounter with an immense natural phenomenon that changes our perspect...
08/05/2020

"A visit to Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland is an encounter with an immense natural phenomenon that changes our perspective on the relationships between nature, humanity, and climate." | Discover this month's atmospheric Architecture Friday > https://fal.cn/37Y4n

For this week’s Architecture Friday, artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann (Studio Other Spaces) give y...
08/05/2020

For this week’s Architecture Friday, artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann (Studio Other Spaces) give you some insights into the surroundings of their projects, which offer inspiration and form the basis of their design work. > https://fal.cn/37XYi

Ready to take your video calls to the next level? In today’s Lunch and Learn, make the perfect lockdown phone hack with ...
06/05/2020

Ready to take your video calls to the next level? In today’s Lunch and Learn, make the perfect lockdown phone hack with an eggbox mobile holder in under 2 mins with Paul Priestman. Head over to Instagram at 1pm GMT+1 today > https://fal.cn/37VlY #DesignFromHome

Teachers and parents, have your kids been busy creating their mini cardboard models? Don't forget to share them with the...
04/05/2020

Teachers and parents, have your kids been busy creating their mini cardboard models? Don't forget to share them with the Design Museum using #DesignFromHome. For a little extra reading, discover more design here > https://fal.cn/37SDY

04/05/2020

In the early 1970s Frank Gehry was a young architect with an adventurous approach to design. The most famous piece of Frank Gehry’s furniture came in the form of the Wiggle Side Chair; an elegant but strange chair that took its name from its shape. 〰️

📦 Find some cardboard around your house. Preferably this would be corrugated cardboard. That’s the stuff with the wiggly bits in the middle. This can be a delivery box, a take-away box or even some packaging. Use the template found in your activity sheet and trace it on a phone or tablet.

📸 Share your mini model by taking a quick snap and posting on Facebook. Don’t forget to use #DesignFromHome!
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Download the activity sheets here > https://fal.cn/37Slg

It's time to earn your design badge with @HEYDUGGEE! 🐾 | You and your little ones can have lots of fun with over 25 acti...
03/05/2020

It's time to earn your design badge with @HEYDUGGEE! 🐾 | You and your little ones can have lots of fun with over 25 activity sheets > https://fal.cn/37ROf #DesignFromHome #CreateandMake

Join the squirrels and build a paper rocking horse, colourful pots to grow your own food made from old yoghurt pots, a castle and more!
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Over 2,000 children enjoyed the Design Workshop with Hey Duggee at the museum in partnership with @studioaka and @bbcstudios in December 2019 and February 2020. Hopefully there will be more opportunities to learn with Duggee at the museum soon!

Named a 'Top 25 Visionary' by TIME Magazine and 'Most Influential Industrial Designer in the World' by Forbes - catch @y...
02/05/2020

Named a 'Top 25 Visionary' by TIME Magazine and 'Most Influential Industrial Designer in the World' by Forbes - catch @yvesbehar on the museum's Instagram TV today at 14.00 GMT+1 > https://fal.cn/37Rkb

Architecture Friday | "Spanning the top two floors of the Morland Mixité Capitale in Paris, this work reflects both the ...
01/05/2020

Architecture Friday | "Spanning the top two floors of the Morland Mixité Capitale in Paris, this work reflects both the streets and roofs from below and the Parisian sky from above." - Studio Other Spaces. See the dream-like series here > https://fal.cn/37Qqd

Welcome to the next series of Architecture Friday, guest-curated this month by artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Seba...
01/05/2020

Welcome to the next series of Architecture Friday, guest-curated this month by artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann, founders of architectural studio, Studio Other Spaces. | Discover how form-finding is expressed through their work. > https://fal.cn/37Ql9

Will you be tuning in for this Saturday's Design Dispatches discussion?  | Catch the latest conversation with acclaimed ...
30/04/2020

Will you be tuning in for this Saturday's Design Dispatches discussion? | Catch the latest conversation with acclaimed designer, @yvesbehar , over on the Design Museum's Instagram TV at 14.00 GMT+1. > https://fal.cn/37K0A

The Design Museum needs you! | Nominate your favourite design from the past year by 21 May 2020. Your choice can be from...
30/04/2020

The Design Museum needs you! | Nominate your favourite design from the past year by 21 May 2020. Your choice can be from the world of fashion, architecture, transport, product and graphic design, and might even get featured in this year's Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition.
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To help you make your all-important decision, is your chosen design any of the following?
✔️inspirational
✔️ a game-changer
✔️ relatable and on topic
✔️ accessible for minority groups
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If you think your choice deserves to be celebrated, submit your nominations here > https://fal.cn/37Pk5

30/04/2020

Get involved in #MuseumFromHome today! The Design Museum has you covered with design hacks for kids, interviews with brilliant designers and creative workshops to do at home > 👉 https://fal.cn/37PbV

When humanity needs a friend, can design step up to the challenge?---Today's Learn with the Design Museum discussion is ...
29/04/2020

When humanity needs a friend, can design step up to the challenge?
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Today's Learn with the Design Museum discussion is a poignant one. Join London-based fashion designers, Holly Fulton , Phoebe English , Bethany Williams and Cozette McCreery - as they discuss how design can aid in the fight against coronavirus, one of the greatest challenges our world has ever faced. > IGTV, 17.00 GMT +1 https://fal.cn/37NSv

28/04/2020

Did you take part in today's sketching workshop with Morag Myerscough? | You can catch the full class on the Design Museum's Instagram TV now. Don't forget to share your sketches like Morag using #DesignFromHome. ✏️ 👀 > https://fal.cn/37MT2

28/04/2020

Lunch and Learn with Morag Myerscough

Today's lunch and learn is a Sketching workshop with @moragmyerscough, now live on IGTV.
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Here's your design challenge from Morag!
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"So today I would like to do three sketchbook drawing assignments with you.
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Equipment required —
✏️ All you need is a sketchbook any size whatever you like best - if you do not have a sketchbook at hand just some paper is good too.
✏️Your pen of choice or if you would really prefer to use a pencil that is good too
✏️Colours felt tips — paints — crayons whatever you have in the house
✏️If you have some stickers, from your stationery draw that would be great too.
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There are no rules, that is why sketch books are so wonderful, you can play and experiment as much as you like and nobody
has to see it if you don’t want them to."
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If you'd like to share your sketches, don't forget to use #DesignFromHome, or let us know in the comments below if you are going to take part. Happy sketching!
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Welcome to another Lunch and Learn with the Design Museum. Today's sketching workshop is hosted by Morag Myerscough. Exp...
28/04/2020

Welcome to another Lunch and Learn with the Design Museum. Today's sketching workshop is hosted by Morag Myerscough. Expect a riot of colour and plenty of fun! ✏️🎨 | Tune in on Instagram TV at 12.15 GMT+1 today. https://fal.cn/37MEG

Teachers and parents, have your kids been busy drawing their weird and wacky colour-changing designs? Don't forget to sh...
27/04/2020

Teachers and parents, have your kids been busy drawing their weird and wacky colour-changing designs? Don't forget to share them with the Design Museum using Design From Home. For a little extra reading, discover more design here > https://fal.cn/37Loa

27/04/2020

Watch Emma-Jayne tell you about @Squidlondon's umbrella which magically switches colours☔️🎨, then draw your own colour-changing design using the key stage 2 + 3 activity sheets available below 🔽!
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💭Have a look at the clothes that you wear when it’s raining. Maybe you have a big winter coat that you wear or even wellington boots. What materials are they made from? What colours are they?

🎨 Pick your favourite object and make it more fun or give it an extra function. For example, you could design a toothbrush that slowly changes colour from the heat of your hand.

✏️ Draw your design and label it to show how it works. Colour in your design. Don't forget to share your illustrations using #DesignFromHome. https://fal.cn/37L7X

26/04/2020

Inspire your little ones to get designing with Create and Make ✂️🎨
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This week get hands on making your own banjo from recycled materials. 🥁
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Once you have designed your instrument, how about putting on a musical show to entertain your family!
https://fal.cn/37KHT

Welcome to another Design Dispatches Saturday! | Catch the latest conversation with acclaimed Dutch designer, Hella Jong...
25/04/2020

Welcome to another Design Dispatches Saturday! | Catch the latest conversation with acclaimed Dutch designer, Hella Jongerius, over on the Design Museum's Instagram TV at 14.00 GMT+1. Will you be tuning in? > https://fal.cn/37K0A

24/04/2020

Ever wanted to see your sketch transformed by the Jaguar Design Studio?

Each week Jaguar will be challenging its designers to bring your car designs and sketches to life, and sharing them with the world. Simply DM the Design Museum or comment on this post to share your sketch.

"I like bringing a second life through colour and pattern to buildings with a long history. The uglier the better, in my...
24/04/2020

"I like bringing a second life through colour and pattern to buildings with a long history. The uglier the better, in my opinion." - Camille Walala | Discover Camille's final send off to this month's #ArchitectureFriday on Instagram 🧡💜💛 > https://fal.cn/37Jav

Hello from Camille Walala one last time this Architecture Friday. For her final entry, Camille presents her personal wor...
24/04/2020

Hello from Camille Walala one last time this Architecture Friday. For her final entry, Camille presents her personal work inspired by her love affair with colour and pattern. To brighten your day, visit Instagram > https://fal.cn/37IXN

Image | House of Dots 🔵 🔶 🔴

⚠️ ALERT | Today is Earth Day 🌍, a global initiative promoting activism and education as means to fight climate change. ...
22/04/2020

⚠️ ALERT | Today is Earth Day 🌍, a global initiative promoting activism and education as means to fight climate change. To mark the occasion, for today's lunch and learn workshop, creative studio Adapt are showing you how they use creativity to tackle environmental issues.
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Named as one of the British Council’s 10 Emerging Designers of 2019, Adapt (aka Josie Tucker and Richard Ashton) are a climate club and creative organisation, using design, humour and contemporary culture to communicate climate issues in a new way.
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Join them for an Instagram live at 17:00 GMT+1 today on the Design Museum account as they share their methods and show us how to be activists from home > https://fal.cn/37GTd

Take time out for yourself 😌 | Join a 30 min Pilates class designed to test your endurance and strength with Opus Fitnes...
21/04/2020

Take time out for yourself 😌 | Join a 30 min Pilates class designed to test your endurance and strength with Opus Fitness founder, David Kingsbury. > Tomorrow, 1pm, Design Museum Instagram Live. https://fal.cn/37FJJ

Teachers and parents, have you been following today's lesson plan for GCSE students and above? Check the post below ⬇️ i...
20/04/2020

Teachers and parents, have you been following today's lesson plan for GCSE students and above? Check the post below ⬇️ if you didn't spot it!
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The Design Museum wants to see your student's entrepreneurial spirit. Can they design a company logo for a sustainable and ethical company, think of the object their company will mass produce and write a short manifesto describing their vision? Don't forget to share your illustrated logos using #DesignFromHome on Facebook, Twitter and Facebook.
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For some added inspiration, here's some extra reading > https://fal.cn/37EsS

20/04/2020

The Design Museum returns with another lesson plan for teachers and parents home-schooling GCSE students and above.
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💭 Imagine you are a CEO and Chief Designer of your own ethical and sustainable company?
❓What will your company make? How can you mass produce your object whilst still being fair to your workforce?
©️ What will your company be called?
✏️ Illustrate your own logo and write your company manifesto
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Don't forget to share your logo with the Design Museum across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #DesignFromHome for a repost. Good luck!
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Download the lesson plan here > https://fal.cn/37EcH

Get ready to earn your first design badge with Hey Duggee  🐾 | Can you make a paper boat? ⛵ Don't forget to use your col...
19/04/2020

Get ready to earn your first design badge with Hey Duggee 🐾 | Can you make a paper boat? ⛵ Don't forget to use your colouring pencils and add some little flags 🚩, before watching it set sail on water. Download the Create and Make activity sheet to get started > https://fal.cn/37DIr

This week for Design Dispatches, we welcome interior designers Jordan & Russell of 2LG Studio. | Tune in from 2pm today ...
18/04/2020

This week for Design Dispatches, we welcome interior designers Jordan & Russell of 2LG Studio. | Tune in from 2pm today on Instagram Live for an insight into their world, plus a sneak peek into their latest publication - Making Living Lovely. > https://fal.cn/37DbX

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