London’s Design Museum invited It’s Nice That to be media partners throughout the duration of their re-launch in November 2016, which marked the opening of their new museum space in South Kensington.
We conceived of a series of articles that explored the making of a design museum – interviewing the key designers and design agencies behind the identities for the new museum’s inaugural exhibitions in an in-depth feature article.
It’s Nice That also co-hosted ‘Designing a Design Museum’, an evening of talks held during the museum’s opening week, which gave OK-RM, Studio Hato, Fernando Gutiérrez, Ian Cartlidge and Morag Myerscough the opportunity to further present their work in a series of informal talks held at the new Design Museum.
Alongside this we published an article announcing the 2017 exhibition programme, as well as the Design Museum’s call out for applications to their Designers in Residence.
The Design Museum has announced a call for entries for its 2017 Designers in Residence programme. Following the theme Support, Designers in Residence offers four creatives the chance to work in studios at the museum in Kensington, London.
The Design museum has announced the full exhibition programme for its opening year at its new location in west London. The landmark exhibition for 2017 is titled California and will explore the influence of the state on global design.
The art of designing a museum is one filled with expectation and promise: a unique challenge for designers. It’s been a rare opportunity for the talents of Fernando Gutiérrez, Morag Myerscough, Cartlidge Levene, OK-RM and Hato to define the character and personality of this new incarnation of the Design Museum in South Kensington. The project has seen them create the identity, the wayfinding and signage system, its inaugural exhibition, the Beazley Designs of the Year show and its permanent display. As expected, with a new location comes a new aesthetic, so what should a museum of design look and feel like in 2016?
Deyan Sudjic has been director of the Design Museum since 2006 and is a prolific writer about design and architecture. In between co-founding Blueprint magazine in 1983 with Peter Murray and working as the architecture critic for The Observer since 2000, he has written numerous books on architecture. His latest tome, The Language of Cities, tries to define the 21st Century city by looking at the differences between capital cities and the rest, in a bid to understand how people identify with these metropolises. With a love of spaces and enduring design, we were eager to find out what gems are lurking on Deyan’s bookshelf. A savvy architecture-heavy selection, he takes us on a journey from the buildings of London to Latin America and its initial utopian plans. h3. Ian Nairn: Nairn’s London
Tickets are now on sale for How to design a design museum, an evening of talks hosted by It’s Nice That at the new Design Museum on 30 November.