Stanley Kubrick was one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. The new exhibition which has just opened at the Design Museum exploring his work and life has this statement at the core of their publicity and as you walk around it the breadth and scale of his work really sinks in. Continue reading
So often displays of dresses are a disappointment as the mannequins used do not do the designs justice and the dresses end up looking limp and the best idea of the real glory of the frock comes only from an old photo of a celeb wearing it. Not the case here! These dresses by Azzedine Alaia shine and stun you as soon as you enter the room and stay with you when you leave. Continue reading
Posters of Obama greet you as you enter this exhibition at the Design Museum, clearly giving us the ‘Hope’ of the title but ‘Nope’ is never far away. Also never far away is President Trump and it’s no spoiler to say that his portrayal is not positive! Continue reading
Good design can change the world, in small and really large ways, so I was looking forward to checking out the Beazley Designs of the Year at London’s Design Museum. Now in their 10th year, it’s a chance to be amazed by the brilliance and ingenuity of designers from around the world
London’s Design Museum moved home last year and set up its stall in wonderful, newly refurbished premises in Kensington. I wrote about my visit to their opening events here.
I was intrigued when I received the invitation to their latest exhibition, called Imagine Moscow, an exhibition which explores six Moscow architectural landmarks from the 1920s and 1930s that were never built! However, it turned out to be interesting, surprising and offered some visionary designs which would have resulted in a modern, dramatic city had they come to fruition. From large-scale projects to classic propaganda material, there is plenty to see and enjoy. Continue reading
“Moving the Design Museum to Kensington is the most important moment in my design career – so far”! was Terence Conran’s inspiring remark at the preview opening of the new site on Kensington High Street, London. He’s put a lot of his own money into the development and move of this museum so he has every right to feel proud of this impressive new building. Continue reading
London’s Design Museum doesn’t often come up on the list of our most visited museums but it’s well worth a look. Located just next to Tower Bridge, it was founded in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran to encourage everyone to appreciate the value of design and looks at all types of design: product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural. Continue reading