Fear and Love - reactions to a complex world

Design Museum
Until April 23
From its brand new home in Kensington, the Design Museum’s “Fear and Love - Reactions to a Complex World” is being presented as its first exhibition.
Christien Meindertsma - Fibre Market, Courtesy of Design Museum, Photographer - Luke Hayes
Curator, Justin McGuirk has commissioned eleven new installations from some of today’s most influential designers and architects to create works that capture the mood of the present day, through exploration of a range of issues that inspire fear and love.

From Madeline Gannon’s transformation of a robot into living mechanical creature, to the frivolity of throw away fashion in Christien Meindertsma’s “Fibre Market” installation - themes which hold huge relevance to today’s society are confronted, such as OMA’s Brexit-inspired “Pan-European living room”.

Even dating apps are being scrutinised through “Intimate Strangers” by Andres Jacque, his installation examines our search for intimacy through social media.

The only UK-based designer exhibiting is celebrated fashion guru Hussein Chalayan, he’s created several wearable devices capable of detecting and projecting the wearer’s emotions. Other wearable exhibits on show include Neri Oxman’s “Vespers” a series of 3D masks that explore the transition from life to death including one she created for singer, Bjork.


Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG
High St Kensington or South Kensington
Opening hours:
10am - 6pm daily
Entry fee:
Adults £14.00, Concessions:£10.50, Children £7.00, Under 6's free
November 24 - April 23


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