DESIGN MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS 2014 – Design Museum 25 YEARS 1989 – 2014 / DM25
Sir Terence Conran founded the Design Museum 25 years ago. He wanted to encourage everyone to appreciate the value of design.
Margaret Thatcher, the then prime minister, opened the building in Shad Thames on 5 July 1989. Over the past 25 years, the Design Museum has established itself as the leading museum in the world committed to exploring contemporary design and architecture. Its exhibitions and learning programmes have celebrated recognized and emerging designers and nurtured new talent.
In that time, the face of design has been transformed by the digital revolution and by the globalisation of design. With the new Design Museum due to open in late 2015 at the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington, it is an ideal moment to reflect on the direction design will take in the next 25 years.
Over the course of 2014, some of the world’s most influential and creative innovators, most of whom have been involved with the museum since its opening, will be coming to the museum to celebrate its anniversary and talk about developing trends and the future of design.
Martha Lane Fox
Each speaker will reflect on what is next for design, as well as on the past 25 years in their field, be it fashion, product, technology or architecture.
Design Museum 25 year anniversary graphic identity by OK-RM.