Visit the Design Museum pop-up exhibition at Central Saint Martins and Adopt an Object
The Design Museum is on the move! Having left its original spot at Shad Thames, the museum collection is heading to its new home at a £1 million venue on Kensington High Street, west London.
To mark the big move, a single packing crate is making its way through London with a stop-off in King’s Cross, halfway between the old and new locations.
Visitors can find the packing crate from 18 – 31 August in a pop-up exhibition at the entrance to Central Saint Martins on Granary Square.
Adopt An Object and help fund the Design Museum’s new home
The Design Museum crate is part of the Adopt an Object campaign, which hopes to raise over £200,000 towards the construction costs of the new Kensington premises.
Adopt an Object asks fans of the museum to ‘adopt’ one of 12 iconic pieces from the museum’s incredible collection for £5. In return, each adopter will receive a personalised thank you film, showing the chosen object making its own way from Shad Thames to the Kensington site, and their name displayed on the museum’s award-winning website.
The 12 objects are specially selected pieces that have had a remarkable impact on the world of design over the past 100 years. They include the classic Clubman Vespa, the colourfully encased Apple iMac G3, a Valentine Typewriter, the Phonosuper SK5 turntable – created in 1956 by one of the most influential product designers of all time, Dieter Rams – and a pair of Louboutin Pigalle Heels with their signature glossy red soles.
About the Design Museum
The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design, encompassing fashion, product and graphic design and has welcomed some five million visitors to date. All adoptions and donations will help to complete the construction of a new museum in the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington High Street, west London, set to open on 24 November 2016.
Find out more about Adopt an Object, and the work of the Design Museum here.
The pop-up exhibition can be found in the entrance to Central Saint Martins at the Granary Building, 1 Granary Square.