The Column: What’s On At The Design Museum 2019

Winner of the European Museum of the year 2018, The Design Museum on London’s Kensington High Street is just brilliant

Like the best galleries and museums in the world, somehow the Design Museum seamlessly blends the high brow with the inclusive, if you are a serious design buff you will be in your element, if you’re planning a day out with inquisitive kids this will deliver, and if you’re just curious you will enjoy a journey through the everyday impact of design that might just make you look at the world around you a little more closely when you leave. The Designer, Maker, User exhibition is a great place to start, an introduction to contemporary design through 1,000 objects.

This exhibition spans architecture, engineering, digital design, fashion and graphics and is great for a quick visit or to whet your appetite for another of the museums exhibitions or events.

Temporary exhibitions on the must visit list include David Adjaye: Making Memory which runs from the 2nd February 2019. The exhibition will explore the storytelling power of architecture through seven monumental projects from celebrated architect Sir David Adjaye OBE.

Later in the year Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition visits the Design Museum. About the exhibition, Los Angeles Times said “So much eye-candy it’s hard to choose a favourite piece”, a unique insight into the director’s vast archive through original props and costumes, set models and rare photographs.

The exhibition will tell the design story behind Kubrick’s body of work – his fascination with all aspects of design and architecture influenced every stage of each his films. He worked with many key designers of his generation, from Hardy Amies to Saul Bass, Eliot Noyes, Milena Canonero and Ken Adam.

Plus, if you’re in town on a first Friday of the month, the Friday Night Sketch is not to be missed and the perfect way to lose all creative inhibitions before a night on the town.

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