The Design Museum in Kensington, showcases areas covering product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. Exhibitions include ‘Fear and Love’ which explores the issues that define our era, from fashion to robotics and design to audio-visual installations. The Beazley Design of the Year exhibition presents the top works of the past year that have shaped our world including smart navigation bikes and a first aid kit for refugees. The Design Museum is one of several museums located in this area of London including the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Design Museum, Kensington
Fear and Love:
Newly commissioned works will detail the issues that define our time, from robots and nomads to slow fashion and networked sexuality. The exhibition touches on underlying issues that inspire fear and love.
- Pan European Living Room, a response to the British Brexit by showcasing pieces of design from each of the 28 member EU states.
- Room Tone: A range of wearable devices that can detect your mood and adjust to project them to the outside world.
- Mimus: A 1200kg robot transformed into a living, breathable mechanical creature designed to enhance companionship between human and machine
- Intimate Strangers: An audio-visual installation presenting how social media is changing our lives, and redefining our forms of behavior and interaction
Beazley Designs of the Year:
Beazely Designs showcases the designs that are changing our lives and delivering change, capturing the spirit of the year in the categories of architecture, fashion, digital, graphics, products and transport.
- Beeline: This smart navigation bicycle uses a compass to point the rider in the right direction but without providing turn by turn instructions.
- Kodak Super 8 Camera: This new Kodak camera combines the traditional filmmaking techniques with new generation digital features.
- First Aid Kit for Refugees and NGO’s: This first aid kid uses pictograms so that refugees can understand instructions, regardless of the language they speak.
- In the Eyes of the Animal: This digital technology allows you to become the eyes of an animal in a forest and experience their viewpoint using augmented reality.
Designer Maker User:
This free exhibition presents the museum’s collection exploring the development of modern design over the years.
Open every day from 10:00 to 17:45 – last entry 17:15
- Adult: £14
- Student: £10.50
- Over 60: £10.50
getting to the design museum, kensington
Address: 224-238 Kensington High Street London, W8 6AG
- The nearest underground stations are Kensington High Street (5 minutes walk), Earls Court (17 minutes walk) and Holland Park (15 minutes walk).
- The closest train station is Kensington/Olympia Overground station (15 minutes walk).