The Design Museum is building the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design, its work encompasses all elements of design, including fashion, product and graphic design. The museum will close its doors at the current location in Shad Thames on 30 June 2016 and reopen on 24 November 2016. Its brand new location is in the former Commonwealth Institute, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6NQ.
Since it opened its doors in 1989 the Design Museum has displayed everything from an AK-47 to Lady Gaga’s Gareth Pugh-designed bin bag dress. It has staged over 100 exhibitions, welcomed over five million visitors and showcased the work of some of the world’s most celebrated designers including Paul Smith, Zaha Hadid, Jonathan Ive, Miuccia Prada, Frank Gehry, Eileen Gray and Dieter Rams.