Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Video Tour Of London’s New Design Museum

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Architecture & Design Editor

Home & Design Editor Charlotte Luxford went to take a sneak peek around the brand-new £83m Design Museum in Kensington, London.
Set to open to the public on November 24, Culture Trip stepped inside the former 1960s Commonwealth Institute building to discover how it has been transformed from a Grade II*-listed relic into an important new home for the future of both British and global design.

The exterior of the former Commonwealth Institute building, now the new Design Museum
The interior was designed by architect John Pawson

From the 1,000 items on display in the Designer, Maker, User permanent collection, to Adidas trainers made from illegal fishing nets and a refugee shelter designed by Ikea for the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition, there’s a myriad of interesting and thought-provoking objects that challenge how we should think about product design in the future.

Adidas x Parley running shoes
Fear & Love exhibitor Madeline Gannon with her robot

Watch the video for more highlights and exclusive interviews with Head of Exhibitions Mark Sladen, Senior Curator Alex Newson, Deputy Director Alice Black and Fear & Love exhibitor Madeline Gannon.

Designer, Maker, User exhibition

The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG, opens on November 24.

landscape with balloons floating in the air


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