Following its original incarnation as the Boilerhouse, established in the V&A by Terence Conran, the Design Museum called Shad Thames home from 1989 until June 2016. Its now closed its riverside doors and has made its way across London to the former Commonwealth Institute building where three times the floor space, a library and archive, two shops, and space for a permanent collection display await. One of the shops is already open to the public and has plenty of beautiful design objects on offer.
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Beazley Designs of the Year
The last David Bowie album cover, a robot surgeon and a drinkable book: all these and more are celebrated in the Design Museum’s annual Beazley Designs of the Year awards and accompanying exhibition. As the museum likes to boast, someday this stuff is...Exhibitions Until Monday February 20 2017Read more
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Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World
The opening exhibition at the Design Museum's new Kensington home sees 11 installations exploring prominent issues, defining our time. Themes include networked sexuality, sentient robots, slow fashion and settled nomads. Architecture practice OMA present...Exhibitions Until Sunday April 23 2017Read more
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Lovely building and location to visit! It is a little expensive though in terms of the size of the exhibition. The shop is a highlight!
Just two floors of this building are for exhibitions. When we visited one floor was given over to contemporary jewelry, which was mostly pretentious or pornographic. The other exhibition was exactly what you would expect from a Design Museum. It showcased and explained brilliant design extremely well, it left us hungry for more - but there was no more. The little coffee area, the shop and the location are great, it's just a shame there wasn't more museum.