This is Design

This is Design is a celebration of the Design Museum’s permanent collection, ranging from early items of mass manufacture through to contemporary furniture, fashion, products and graphics. Following the themes of Archetypes, Identity, Manufacturing, the Digital Revolution and Lifecycle, the exhibition examines the consequences of design for both our individual lives as well as broader contemporary culture.

Bibliothèque designed both the exhibition and graphics, presenting prototypes, drawings, models, first editions and finished industrial objects. Highlights include a cross section of the original Mini, large scale architectural models such as Norman Foster’s HSBC Bank headquarters in Hong Kong and a full size UK motorway sign by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert. 

An internally illuminated modular structure creates a shroud around the central display area, its semi translucency providing a glimpse of the exhibits to come. Mirrored surfaces provide alternative viewpoints of exhibits, exposing construction details and finishing techniques. 

A set of 3 limited edition screen printed posters were created to accompany the exhibition. Each limited edition took a full scale crop, of some of the exhibition’s most iconic pieces.

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