Friday 23 June 2017

the Design Museum - NEXT WEEK | A colourful new exhibition opens

Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius opens next Wednesday

28 June - 24 September 2017

Be amongst the first to explore Breathing Colour by acclaimed  Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. Take a deeper look at the way colour behaves in this new installation-based exhibition which will simulate morning, noon and evening light to explore the impact of changing daylight on our perception of colour.

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Snapbot Landing

Chromophobia: Colour in Architecture

Tuesday 4 July, 18:15 – 19:30

In his book ‘Chromophobia’ (fear of colour), the artist David Batchelor argues that colour has been the object of extreme prejudice in Western architecture. Hear a panel of designers, architects, artists and scientists discussing their thoughts on colour.  
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Tuesday 18 July, 18:15 – 19:30

Join the arts collective Troika to hear about colour, perception and spatial experience, and what it means to be human in an age of technology.
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Bethan Laura Wood

Monday 21 August, 18:15 - 20:00
gallery talk

Join Bethan Laura Wood, a previous Designer in Residence at the Design Museum, as she hosts an exclusive after-hours tour of  ‘Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius’.
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California: Designing Freedom

until Tuesday 17 October
current exhibition

How did California come to have such a powerful influence on contemporary design? Discover how the ideals of the 1960s counterculture morphed into the tech culture of Silicon Valley and how Californian products have affected your life today.
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Jon Abbott and Brian Studak 

Monday 31 July, 18:15 - 20:00
Graphic Designer Jon Abbott (currently Senior Designer at Barnbrook), and Brian Studak (partner at the cross-disciplinary studio, Plaid) led the design of ‘California: Designing Freedom’. Don’t miss this chance to join them on this after-hours tour of the exhibition as they describe the exhibition design process.
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Nine Elms Drift

Friday 15 July, 14:00 – 15:30

Led by Guardian architecture critic Oliver Wainwright, explore the biggest building site in London: the mile-long stretch of riverside development from Battersea Power Station to the Vauxhall Tower, including the re-birth and the power station to the new US Embassy.
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Cartier in Motion

Until 28 July
pop-up exhibition
Curated by renowned architect Lord Norman Foster, learn the unique story of Cartier’s approach to watchmaking and discover rare insights into the work of the designers in the invention of the modern wristwatch.
Free admission
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Crafting Time

Tuesday 11 July, 18:15 – 19:30

Explore how the watch has transformed our relationship to time, craftsmanship and luxury. Carole Kasapi, Pierre Rainero and Nicholas Foulkes will discuss how time continues to govern every aspect of our lives today.
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the Design Museum shop

Don’t miss your chance to own a copy of the Cartier in Motion exhibition catalogue. Cover and wrapping illustrations by renown architect and exhibition curator Norman Foster.
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