ART & DESIGN: Kensington, London to play home in the reopening of the DESIGN MUSEUM this November 24th

the DESIGN MUSEUM in London reopens in Kensington, this Winter 2016.


It seems to be an exciting month in London for the creative world, with the reopening of the DESIGN MUSEUM (November 24th). Featuring a variety of mediums and multidisciplinary art forms in it’s first opening exhibition at the new location in Kensington High Street entitled; “Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World”, it will give it’s visitors the chance to experience eleven new installations by some of the most innovative designers and architects the world currently has to offer to form the display regarding this intriguing and ongoing subject.

The newly commissioned exhibit will look deep in to some of the issue’s we face in society today that ultimately inspire two of our deepest and most often expressed emotions, that being; Fear and Love. With thought-provoking installations that touch on a number of select topics within the subject, and mediums from digital art to fashion design whilst exploring areas such as; ideas sparked by the recent Brexit Referendum to repressed emotions (that are then projected for the outside world to see) – it is surely one not to be missed.

It all looks incredibly exciting and is bound to be worth a visit, ticket and entry information can be found via the DESIGN MUSEUM website and it set to begin, on the reopening launch date of November 24th 2016 – April 23rd 2017.

~ Exhibition ticket prices
Adult £14 
Student/concession £10.50*
Family (1 adult + 3 children) £22
Family (2 adults + 3 children) £32
Child (6 – 15 years) £7
Children under 6 years free
Members free

10% discount is applied when booking 10 or more tickets online. Alternatively, please contact the Bookings Office (Mon – Fri 10;00 to 17:00) on +44 20 3862 5937 or +44 20 3862 5900.

Become a member for unlimited free entry to all exhibitions. Join now and you will receive an invitation to a special Member Preview on Sunday 20 November.

*Concession tickets include seniors (over 60 years) and job seekers.~

In addition, they have announced their new partnerships that have helped curate and create aspects of and participated within the new locations set up, interior layout and design, all the way down to publishing content for the new museum.

Phaidon one of the most known global publisher’s of books on art, will now be publishing catalogues on each of the museums exhibitions/installations, amongst releasing a publication of the new museum and it’s extensive history.

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Phaidon & DESIGN MUSEUM to Partner

They’ve also spoken on their partnership with both Swiss family-owned furniture production company Vitra whose pieces will be used within the building’s public spaces and Concord, critically renowned commercial and architectural spacial lighting design producers, who seems to have worked intimately with the museum to generate the space with lighting to suit the museums architectural needs and work to highlight the exhibiting walls.

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Vitra Furniture Design & Production Items
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the DESIGN MUSEUM / Concord Architectural Lighting Design – Structural Architect John Pawson

As mentioned before, it will surely be worth the visit as it seems it’s aim is now to go beyond the museums old locations expectation, and is working to create a whole new dimension for the image of the DESIGN MUSEUM and its future in general.

Interestingly, the new location will also host it’s first-ever free exhibit area, showcasing a permanent display (about time we say) and an interesting Crowdsourced feature within the entrance that will display item’s under the idea of looking at; “The World’s Most Popular Affordable Consumer Goods”. You can check out how to participate in this interactive feature via their site here, and whilst doing so, you could be in with the chance to win 2x entry tickets to the opening night this November and also win a yearlong membership to the museum.

I’ll be sure to post a review if I manage to get on down there (definitely hoping I will!).

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You can also pre-order Phaidon’s publication; the DESIGN MUSEUM’s Designer Maker User here starting at £14.95.