Anatomy of an AI System wins Design of the Year 2019

Infographic and research project Anatomy of an AI System, which lays bear the consequences of voice-assistant devices has won Design of the Year 2019. Anatomy of an AI System, which explores both the social and environmental effects of using a voice assistant has won the Beazley Design of the Year Award, organised by London’s Design […]

Design Museum will showcase Prada, trainers and electronic music in 2020 as visitor numbers rise

London’s Design Museum has unveiled its exhibition programme for 2020, with a major show about fashion brand Prada due to open in September. The show, called Prada. Front and Back, is described as “the first major museum exhibition of one of the world’s most influential fashion houses”. The exhibition will include input from architects Rem […]

Design Museum rescued by £3 million loan after financial position deemed “not sustainable”

Falling attendances at London’s Design Museum contributed to a cash crisis earlier this year that left the institute with a deficit of £1.2 million, Dezeen has learned. Total visitor numbers fell 16.5 per cent last year, with just 518,000 attending in the financial year 2018-2019, compared to 620,000 the previous year. Paying visitors decreased 20 […]

Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black to leave the Design Museum

Design Museum co-directors Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black are leaving their posts at the London museum. A successor has been lined up and is expected to be named on Monday, Dezeen understands. Sudjic and Black will step down in January 2020 after working together for 12 years, with Sudjic becoming director emeritus. The museum appointed […]

Tim Marlow appointed director and first CEO of the Design Museum

Tim Marlow has been named the next director and first chief executive of the Design Museum in London, after co-directors Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black announced their departure last week. He will take on the role as of January 2020, leaving his current position as artistic director at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA). Until now the […]

Design Museum defends Designs of the Year show after Extinction Rebellion protest

London’s Design Museum has hit back after environmental action group Extinction Rebellion called on designers to boycott its Beazley Designs of the Year show. The group refused to allow the museum to include its celebrated graphic design, accusing the museum of trying to “artwash the unacceptable behaviours” of its sponsor, insurance company Beazley. But the […]

Stanley Kubrick showed “what the future might look like” says Deyan Sudjic

Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic has paid tribute to Stanley Kubrick, as an exhibition exploring the life and work of the legendary film director opens at the museum today. Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition showcases over 500 objects, including production documents, props, set designs and storyboards from the American director’s “genre-defining” films, such as The Shining, Barry Lyndon, 2001: […]

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