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Design Museum

Hire this venue for your own event - it has three function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 400 guests and the smallest is ideal for 50.

Located in Holland Park, the Design Museum has three floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There are two main galleries, and the collections trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works. This was the first museum in the world to focus on the exhibition of mass-produced items and today boasts a celebrated collection of everyday objects from the 20th and 21st centuries. While the items allow visitors to reminisce about the past, the Design Museum also provides an opportunity to examine innovative prototypes for the future. The objects relate to engineering, technology, furniture, fashion and architecture. Housed in the former Commonwealth Institute, a Grade II* listed building, this unique landmark from the 1960s was brought back to life by a design team led by John Pawson. There are weekend courses for all and creative kids workshops. And, if you start to get peckish during your visit, the cafe on the first floor overlooking the park is a bit of a treat.

 

Design Museum events

 
Designs of the Year 2017Designs of the Year 2017Designs of the Year 2017The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much-anticipated feature of the design calendar and, now in its 10th year, will bring together 60 projects in 2017. Nominees this year include a glass extension added to a disused fire station by Zaha Hadid Architects, functional 3D printed products created for the home, a collabor19th January 2018Sunday 28th January 2018 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Ongoing
Designs of the Year 2017
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TIMES  18th October 2017 to 28th January 2018  PRICING  £10 (Adults), £7.50 (Students / concessions)
The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much-anticipated feature of the design calendar and, now in its 10th year, will bring together 60 projects in 2017. Nominees this year include a glass extension added to a disused fire station by Zaha Hadid Architects, functional 3D printed products created for the home, a collabor... More about this event
 
Ferrari: Under the SkinFerrari: Under the SkinFerrari: Under the SkinThis autumn, the Design Museum marks the 70th anniversary of Ferrari with a major new exhibition. Ferrari: Under the Skin provides a behind-the-scenes look at the design, manufacturing and engineering of the iconic car brand. Created in collaboration with Ferrari, it will take a journey through the car's 70 years, bringing together early design mod19th January 2018Sunday 15th April 2018 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
Category: event
Ongoing
Ferrari: Under the Skin
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TIMES  15th November 2017 to 15th April 2018  PRICING  Adult £18, concession £13.50, child £9
This autumn, the Design Museum marks the 70th anniversary of Ferrari with a major new exhibition. Ferrari: Under the Skin provides a behind-the-scenes look at the design, manufacturing and engineering of the iconic car brand. Created in collaboration with Ferrari, it will take a journey through the car's 70 years, bringing together early design mod... More about this event
 
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018Taking the global financial crash of 2008 as its starting point and looking at the unsettled decade since, Hope to Nope explores the different ways political messages have been conveyed in the past ten years. The graphic message in the Barack Obama "Hope" poster by artist Shepard Fairey gives this Design Museum exhibition its title. It stands out a28th March 2018Sunday 12th August 2018 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018
event  Running from Wednesday 28th March 2018 until Sunday 12th August 2018
VENUE  Design Museum 
Taking the global financial crash of 2008 as its starting point and looking at the unsettled decade since, Hope to Nope explores the different ways political messages have been conveyed in the past ten years. The graphic message in the Barack Obama "Hope" poster by artist Shepard Fairey gives this Design Museum exhibition its title. It stands out a... More about this event
 
Azzedine Alaia: The CouturierAzzedine Alaia: The CouturierAzzedine Alaia: The CouturierA major new exhibition at the Design Museum, Azzedine AlaĆÆa: The Couturier explores the career and creative process of the famed couturier and shoe designer. Before his untimely death in November 2017, the museum had worked closely with AlaĆÆa to plan this major exhibition. Following his passing, the unique exhibition will go ahead as the designer10th May 2018Sunday 7th October 2018 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier
event  Running from Thursday 10th May 2018 until Sunday 7th October 2018
VENUE  Design Museum 
A major new exhibition at the Design Museum, Azzedine AlaĆÆa: The Couturier explores the career and creative process of the famed couturier and shoe designer. Before his untimely death in November 2017, the museum had worked closely with AlaĆÆa to plan this major exhibition. Following his passing, the unique exhibition will go ahead as the designer... More about this event
 
HomeHomeThe Design Museum concludes 2018 with an exhibition about the idea of Home. A place where people engage with design in the most important aspects of their lives, homes are rapidly developing thanks to economic and technological forces. Unaffordable prices, the spread of connected devices and the sharing economy are further developing the concept of7th November 2018Thursday 7th March 2019 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Home
event  Running from Wednesday 7th November 2018 until Thursday 7th March 2019
VENUE  Design Museum 
The Design Museum concludes 2018 with an exhibition about the idea of Home. A place where people engage with design in the most important aspects of their lives, homes are rapidly developing thanks to economic and technological forces. Unaffordable prices, the spread of connected devices and the sharing economy are further developing the concept of... More about this event

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Design Museum - Photo Luke Hayes

Design Museum Photo Luke Hayes 

 

Design Museum Space

Capacity

Theatre
180
 
Reception
200
 
Dinner
50
 

Dimensions

Length
17m
 
Width
6m
 
Area
102m²
 
 
 

Riverside Hall

Capacity

Reception
400
 
Dinner
100
 

Dimensions

Length
11m
 
Width
12.5m
 
Area
137.5m²
 
 
 

Contemporary Design Gallery

Capacity

Reception
150
 
Dinner
100
 

Dimensions

Length
11m
 
Width
18.5m
 
Area
203.5m²
 
 
 

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