Design museum london

The Design Museum in London is set to showcase a dedicated range of installations, including a Brexit inspired theme.

Launching on the 24 November 2016, the Design Museum will open its doors to its new Kensington location and will mark the occasion with an exhibition entitled ‘Fear and Love – Reactions to a Complex World’.

This multi-disciplinary event features 11 distinct installations and explores how design is connected not just to commerce and culture but also to underlying global issues.

Conceived by OMA, the architecture practice founded by Rem Koolhaas, The Pan European Living Room is a response to the shockwaves of Brexit.

Furnished with a piece of design from each of the 28 EU member states, the installation proposes that our very notion of the domestic interior has been shaped by an ideal of European cooperation and trade. The centrepiece of the room is a vertical blind in the form of the OMA-designed barcode flag for the EU.

Two pairs of chairs selected from Thonet’s extensive portfolio are included within this installation, which represents both furniture design, and the company’s history. The Pan European Living Room installation will be in place until 23 April 2017.