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JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BAMBOO WEAVING

In The Quiet Backstreets Of Kyoto's South Higashiya, Find A Master Craftsman

SORANO HOTEL

On The Outskirts Of Central Tokyo Discover True Wellness, And A Spectacular Infinity Pool

Serpentine Pavilion 2022

Artist Theaster Gates Designs the 21st Pavilion

BRUT-AL

Argentinian-Australian Designer Alexander Lotersztain's Ode to Brutalism

Serpentine Pavilions 2000-2021

A Champ Online Retrospective Of Two Decades of The Radical Architectural Event

PURE FORM

The Art Gallery of South Australia Presents Japan's Avant-Garde Ceramics

KABIRA & KANGRI

The Beauty Of Indian Textile Craftsmanship In ISSEY MIYAKE Sub-Brand HaaT's SS22 Collection

NAKAGIN CAPSULE TOWER

End Of An Era For Japanese Architect Kisho Kurokawa's 1972 Metabolist Structure

MIROKU Nara by The Share Hotels

A Sense of Natural Calm At This Design Hotel in Nara, Designed By Keiji Ashizawa & Fumihiko Sano

DENNIS YONG

Melbourne's Bright, Young and Radical Chef Addressing Food Waste through Fermentation

PHOTOGRAPHERS SERIES: NIKKI MCCLARRON

The London-Based Photographer On 'The Beauty Of Unexpected Moments'

MAME KUROGOUCHI Fall Winter 2022

Finding the “Presentness of the Past” in Nagano’s Nature And The Rich History of the Jōmon Period

ISSEY MIYAKE Autumn Winter 2022/23

Designer Satoshi Kondo Embraces The Beauty Of Untamed Nature In 'Sow It and Let It Grow'

FUJIKO NAKAYA

“Nature Controls Herself. I Try To Let Nature Speak.”

UNDERCOVER A/W 22-23 Womens

Cold Flame: Designer Jun Takahashi Explores An Inner Rebellion With Punk Femininity In All Its Forms

THE SHINMONZEN

An Impressive Luxury Boutique Hotel Designed by Tadao Ando Positioned In The Heart of Kyoto's Gion District

Design Museum London

In A Grade-II Listed Modernist Building in London Transformed By Architect John Pawson with OMA and ARUP

July, 2017
Design Museum London. Photo: Luke Hayes

Unveiled in late 2016, the new relocated and redesigned Design Museum is housed in a grade II listed modernist building from the 1960s which in fact lay dormant for many years until the vision of director Deyan Sudjic came to life. After a 5 year construction process, OMA, Allies A+ Morrison and ARUP group restored the buildings spectacular concrete roof and facade, with architect John Pawson remodelling the interior.

The new building includes two major temporary gallery spaces, a free permanent collection display, restaurant, auditorium, studios, library, archive and new learning facilities. Already in its new location the Museum has showcased exhibitions by colour researcher and designer Hella Jongerius, to a whole exhibition on the American Sunshine States’ design influence on the world in California: Designing Freedom.

Sudjic proclaimed, “Design doesn’t stand still”. Perfectly expressing the new Museum’s location as a pivotal progressive in global design history, with Sir Terence Conran, founder of the Design Museum, additionally sharing his thoughts on the importance of design in relation to our lives and economy, additionally stating that every manufacturer should have a designer on its board. Conran expressed his supreme fondness for the new museum, announcing proudly that it will “educate and inspire future generations to come”.

Design Museum London. Photo: Alex Morris
Design Museum London. Photo: Alex Morris
Design Museum London. Photo: Luke Hayes
Design Museum London. Photo: Luke Hayes

The Design Museum 
224-238 Kensington High Street
London W8 6AG

Design Museum London. Photo: Luke Hayes
July, 2017