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We want everyone to understand the value of design
At the Design Museum they believe that without better design, better use of scarce resources, and more innovation, the future won’t work.
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. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture.
For 24 years, since Terence Conran first established it, the Design Museum has championed creative thinking and inspired problem solving, celebrating the talent of the world’s best designers and architects. The museum showed what Johnatan Ive could do before he went to Apple, it is the place that Puma chose to show the world Yves Behar’s ground breaking packaging for its shoes that cut carbon emissions by half and it gave Zaha Hadid her first solo show in Britain.
The museum has welcomed five million visitors, enthralled 400,000 school children, staged over 100 exhibitions, established a leading education programme and built an important collection of contemporary design.
Designing a museum for the 21st century
The success of its contemporary and creative vision has created the opportunity for the building of a new Design Museum. A museum for the 21st century.
The best fit for the institution ambitions is to relocate to what was the former Commonwealth Institute on London’s Kensington High Street. This much loved modern landmark from the1960s, a grade 2* listed building, will be carefully restored by John Pawson.
It will offer three times more space, for more exhibitions, more learning programmes and a place for the permanent collection. More importantly, it will give the museum a greater voice in championing our future, because, more than ever, the future has to work better.