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Including:
Charlie Adams
Paul Cooklin
David Hier
James Sheriff
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The European Design Show 2005

Solid Stool, Design: Patrick Jouin, Photography: Thomas Duval.
Solid Stool, Design: Patrick Jouin, Photography: Thomas Duval.

Start: 28th May 2005
End: 4th September 2005

London's Design Museum is currently showcasing some of the most inspiring design innovations to be developed in Europe over the last two years.

The exhibition includes everything from cutting edge developments from Team McLaren Mercedes and their world-beating Formula One cars, to the latest advances in rapid prototyping technology.

The diversity of the exhibition showcases the full range of recent developments in the world of design, including stunning examples of
Cloud, Design by Jess Shaw.
Cloud, Design by Jess Shaw.
Photography: Carlo Draisci.
contemporary design from the world of fashion and furniture design, through to Website design and innovative product design.

Whether its a newly invented shade of black or a design for a new book, this exhibition celebrates the potential for design to make our lives more efficient and enjoyable. Consequently exhibits have been chosen to represent all aspects of design, illustrating how design can impact on our lives. Some exhibits demonstrate new aesthetic explorations of common household products, whilst others represent innovative uses of technology. The exhibition also deals with issues such as functionality and environmental sustainability.

At the heart of the exhibition is a series of landmark design projects, which have been deconstructed to allow visitors to follow a design from concept to completion. The projects include:

  • The development of ceramic designs by Hella Jongerius for Royal Tichelaar Makkum
  • Alber Elbaz's fashion for Lanvin
  • The first chair to be made using Rapid Prototyping
  • Team McLaren Mercedes' latest Formula One technology.
The exhibition also has a Reading Room, which features some of the best-designed books of recent years. You can also visit a Media Room dedicated to showcasing a compelling range of magazines, games and websites.

As a visitor to this exhibition you will be encouraged to question your perceptions of what makes a design good or bad. Once you have fully explored the exhibition, you can vote for what you consider to be the best and worst examples of design to have been selected for the show.

To learn more about the designers, architects and technologies featured at this exhibition, you should visit the Design Museum's online archive - www.designmuseum.org

The European Design Show runs until the 4th of September.

Tickets: £6 Adults; Concessions £4; Free for Under 12s

Opening Times: 10.00-17.45; Last admission 17.15

Late Opening on Fridays until 21.00. Last admission 20.30

For more information:

Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD.


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