Set in Stone at the Design Museum

Sep

16-24

2017

10am - 6pm

Free Event

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In a project that has spanned more than two years, 24 international architects and designers have been invited to explore the potential of Portuguese marble and limestone.

In a project that has spanned more than two years, 24 international architects and designers have been invited to explore the potential of Portuguese marble and limestone. The works include objects intended for public use such as seating by Eduardo Souto de Moura and a slide by Alejandro Aravena, graphic pieces by Sagmeister and Walsh and a series of domestic objects by Michael Anastassiades and Jasper Morrison. Set in Stone presents a selection of these works by eight of the designers, displayed in various locations both inside and outside the museum.

The project is an exploration of the qualities of stone, and the technical means through which it is cut and shaped. The natural formation of stone over millions of years produces patterns and textures that are unique and unrepeatable. These projects represent small moments of monumentality that reflect the solidity and permanence of an elemental material.

Set in Stone includes works by:

Alejandro Aravena
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Jasper Morrison
Jorge Silva
Michael Anastassiades
Paulo David
Sagmeister and Walsh
Peter Saville

Throughout the duration of the Festival, Discover how California came to have such a powerful influence on contemporary design in the California: Designing Freedom exhibition. Plus, explore the power of colour in the new exhibition, Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius, which blurs the boundaries between art and design.

Talks
10 Years of Designers in Residence
Sunday September 17, 12.00-18.00
To celebrate 10 years of Designer’s in Residence, the Design Museum is bringing together members of its prestigious alumni alongside current residents, for a day of talks and presentations.

A talk by Hella Jongerius
Tuesday September 9, 18.15-19.45
On the occasion of her exhibition ‘Breathing Colour’, the designer Hella Jongerius discusses her work and extensive research into colour theory.

Visit the Design Museum website for more information and to book your tickets

Event Location

Locations:

224-238 Kensington High Street

W8 6AG

Plan your visit:

High Street Kensington

the Design Museum

the Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design. Its work encompasses all elements of design, including fashion, product and graphic design.

Since it opened its doors in 1989 the museum has shaped our understanding of design of every kind. It has staged over 100 exhibitions, welcomed
over five million visitors and showcased the work of some of the world’s most celebrated designers and architects.

the Design Museum is now open in its new location on High Street Kensington. Leading architectural designer John Pawson converted the interior of the stunning, 1960s modernist building to create a new home for the museum with three times more space in which to show a wider range of exhibitions and significantly extend its learning programme.

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