THE Design Museum reopened in its new home in Kensington at the end of last year. The new building, the former Commonwealth Institute has been designed by architect John Pawson.
The building itself is stunning, when you walk in you really get the wow factor. Light, modern and airy, it creates an inspirational and harmonious atmosphere. There are plenty of seating and places to work, people were sat sketching on benches built into the walls and stairs. In addition there are conference rooms, a restaurant and coffee shop, all of which could be used for an informal meeting.
Entry to the museum is free and they have a large free permanent exhibition, Designer, Maker, User which explores 20th and 21st Century design across many different disciplines. There's also free pop up displays and a main ticketed exhibition space on the basement level.
Overall I think its a fantastic inspirational place for people to visit and I can't help think how lucky London's creatives are to have such a fantastic free resource. I would highly recommend a visit to anyone interested in design or enjoys thinking outside the box. I will definitely be visiting regularly, whether it be in search of some design inspiration or just somewhere to sit and work. See you there! L
More information can be found on the Design Museum website.