28 November 2017

Design Museum Proves Popular With 780,000 Visitors Recorded Last Year

The new Design Museum now located at Kensington High Street has reason to celebrate since it opened its doors on 24 November 2016 More than 780,000 people have visited.

16 July 2017

Hella Jongerius Playing With Colour By Edward Lucie-Smith

As Hella Jongerius’ fascinating exhibition at the Design Museum proves, it is getting more and more difficult to draw a firm, unyielding line between what we call Design and what we still call Art.

16 March 2017

Revolution And Architecture – The Lights That Failed By Edward Lucie-Smith

The Design Museum’s new exhibition, Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution, is in many respects a great improvement on its rather incoherent opening show (or collection of shows).

27 December 2016


Pantone Colour Of The Year Greenery Set To Grow On Us

Pantone has released its Colour of the Year for 2017 and it’s a lush shade of green called Greenery! The hue is known officially as 15-0343 TCX Greenery is set to grow on all of us (no pun intended) with an estimated product range amounting to thousands of items from electrical goods to clothing.

18 November 2016


London gets state of the art Design Museum

The Design Museum unveiled its new building to the press yesterday ahead of its public opening on 24 November 2016. Housed in a landmark grade II listed modernist building from the 1960s on Kensington High Street, formerly the home of the Commonwealth Institute, the building has been sensitively retuned by John Pawson, the culmination of a five-year construction process costing £83m.

10 May 2016


London Design Museum Auction Raises Over £1m For New Kensington Building

Phillips has successfully hosted a Design Auction to benefit the new Design Museum in Kensington London. The sale has raised over £1.1 million towards the construction costs of its new building. The museum, which moves to the former Commonwealth Institute on Kensington High Street and opens to the public on 24 November, received works donated to the auction from leading design […]

19 March 2016


The Design Museum Announces Free Entrance Policy To permanent Collection

The Design Museum has announced that it will open in its new home on Kensington High Street, on 24 November this year, the result of an £83 million transformation of a listed landmark building from the 1960s. For the first time in the museum’s history it will have a free permanent display of its collection. Acclaimed […]

15 September 2014


Designers Disrupt Design Museum For Residency

Designers in Residence 2014 invites four up-and-coming designers to take over a gallery in the Design Museum and fill it with their most disruptive ideas.The takeover at the museum is returning for a seventh year. The Designers in Residence for this year are James Christian, Ilona Gaynor, Torsten Sherwood, and Patrick Stevenson-Keating. Each of the […]

10 July 2013


London’s Design Museum Sells Thames Building To Dame Zaha Hadid

The Design Museum in London has announced the sale of its current building at Shad Thames to Dame Zaha Hadid Architects. Hadid is best known as the architect of the Olympic aquatic centre as well as many other global projects. The sale is the next step in the Design Museum’s journey to relocate to the former […]

17 June 2013


Design Museum Exhibition Explores The Technology Revolution

London’s Design Museum is collaborating with the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, to deliver a major new exhibition about the sweeping changes in manufacturing that are transforming our world. New manufacturing techniques will involve the users of products as never before, revolutionising the role of the consumer. How we manufacture, fund, distribute, and […]

12 May 2013


London’s Design Museum Introduces 2013 Designers In Residence Programme

The Design Museum’s annual Designers in Residence programme provides a platform to celebrate new and emerging designers at an early stage in their career. The programme is now in its sixth year and is a core part of the exhibition programme demonstrating the Design Museum’s commitment to support and encourage new design talent. The 2013 […]

19 April 2013


Mediocrity Rules: Design Of the Year Award Loses Its Lustre

The winner of the The Design Museum’s sixth annual Designs of the Year award has been announced as; the ‘Gov.UK Website’. It was presented in a ceremony at the Angler, South Place Hotel, London on Tuesday 16 April. If this award is going to be considered the ‘Oscar of the design world’, as self-described by […]

15 January 2013


London’s Design Museum Announces Long List For Designs Of The Year Award

The Full List For Designs of the Year Award ARCHITECTURE LA TOUR BOIS-LE-PRÊTRE, PARIS – Designed by Druot, Lacaton and VassalThe striking transformation of a run-down tower in northern Paris created an alternative approach to the physical and social redevelopment of decaying post-war housing. CLAPHAM LIBRARY, LONDON – Designed by Studio Egret West The £6.5m, […]

24 September 2012


Breaking Ground At London’s New Design Museum

Yesterday marked an important event on the timeline of the Design Museum’s future plan.  Sir Terence Conran, founder of the Design Museum; Deyan Sudjic, current director; and Luqman Arnold, Chairman of the Trustees were all present to mark the momentous occasion. The Design Museum was founded in 1989 by the legendary designer Sir Terence Conran. […]

4 May 2012

Ultimate Guide To Christian Louboutin At Design Museum

Every girl dreams of owning a pair of red-soled Louboutin heels – exquisitely designed with stilettos reaching impossible heights. And the Design Museum’s current retrospective of Christian Louboutin’s career indulges the shoe fanatic in everyone, exhibiting all of the iconic designs that one would expect, along with a few added surprises. The shoes on display […]

4 April 2012


Design Museum To Purchase Important Jasper Morrison Design

The Design Museum, with support from the Art Fund, has added Jasper Morrison’s Handlebar Table to its Collection. The Handlebar Table is sometimes understood as a reference to the curved tubular steel furniture that architect and designer Marcel Breuer pioneered, when he studied and taught at the Bauhaus in the 1920s. Breuer became fascinated by […]

2 December 2011


Design Museum Adds Sony Walkman And Kindle To Collection

Space Invaders and The Face Magazine also elevated to top design greats The Design Museum in London has added 13 classics to its collection. They include a Sony Walkman, a Kalashnikov AK-47 rifle and an example of the motorway signage system, whose standardised typeface, designed by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert in 1960, has not […]