The Design Museum

Eight years after the announcement that it would move from Shad Thames to Kensington, the Design Museum will finally open its doors again next week. The new location is a unique Grade II listed building that stood empty for a decade until a team led by minimalist designer John Pawson refitted it to house the museum’s eclectic collection. With everything from Singer sewing machines, to Anglepoise lamps and chairs of every shape imaginable, this Mecca for all things aesthetic will have three times as much space as its previous location and will welcome half a million visitors in its first year. The first exhibition in the Kensington space is intriguingly titled Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World. With 11 new installations by collaborators including Rem Koolhaas’s OMA and Hussein Chalayan, expect a multidisciplinary exhibition that examines everything it is to be human in 2016, all through the lens of design.

Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG (020 3862 5900); @designmuseum

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