Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The Design Museum - Join the Design Museum as it reopens its doors in a stunning new home in Kensington, west London.

Friday 25 – Sunday 27 November
Free weekend (excluding temporary exhibitions)

Join the Design Museum as it reopens its doors in a stunning new home in Kensington, west London. Weekend Open features free workshops, installations, talks and performances for all ages. You can also be one of the first to see the opening exhibitions – Beazley Designs of the Year and Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World.

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A conversation with John Pawson

Friday 25 November, 18:15 - 19:30
£10 adults, £7.50 student/concession, £5 members
In this must-see first public event, museum Director Deyan Sudjic hosts a conversation with the new Design Museum's designer John Pawson, curator Daniel Charny and the museum's Deputy Director Alice Black.
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It's Nice That presents

Wednesday 30 November, 18:15 - 19:30
£10 adults, £7.50 student/concession, £5 members
It's Nice That editor Owen Pritchard introduces a discussion with some of the designers behind the new Design Museum - OK-RM, Studio Hato, Fernando Gutierrez, Ian Cartlidge and Morag Myerscough.
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Thursday 1 December 2016, 18:00 - 20:00

Join the new Design Museum for this festive evening. Have your presents gift wrapped and join in the festive spirit with carols and seasonal food and drinks in the Parabola bar café restaurant and Design Museum coffee and juice counter.
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Beazley Designs of the Year Exhibition

Beazley Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access or captures the spirit of the year. Among the 70 nominated designs is the Space Cup which was developed on the International Space Station and enables astronauts to drink from a cup rather than a straw.
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Enter: Riff on the Roof

Calling all design geeks and architectural anoraks. Celebrate the museum’s swooping new roof by competing in a head-to-head challenge during Weekend Open. Upload a ninety second video pitch that showcases your architectural acumen and hyperbolic know-how. Deadline for entries 7 November.
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From friends

Sleep: The Hotel Design Event
22 - 23 November

Europe’s hotel design and development event comprises a conference, exhibition and concept installations. Register now for free entry.
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Image credit: Frederic Leighton, Flaming June 1895 ©Museo de Arte de Ponce. The Luis A. Ferré Foundation, Inc.

From friends

Flaming June: The Making of an Icon at Leighton House Museum 
4 November – 2 April 
Enjoy this one-off opportunity to contemplate a 19th-century masterpiece in the spectacular artist house where it was painted.
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