The Design Museum Announces Its 2017 Exhibition Schedule

The Design Museum christens its new Kensington home with revolutionary art, Californian cool and a deep dive into colour

In November, the Design Museum moved across London to a new space in the heart of Kensington. To match the expanded space, its first exhibition schedule is appropriately hefty.

Imagine Moscow; Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution
15 March – 3 June 2017

In 1917, the Russian people ousted their Tsar and ushered in nearly a century of Communist rule. To mark that centenary, the Design Museum has collected rarely seen works from the early years of the Soviet project, which imagined a utopian, mechanised St Petersburg that never came to fruition.
Covering eight projects, from collectivisation to urban planning and recreation, the exhibition explores the tensions between hope and reality, with contemporary architectural plans, artworks and propaganda.

California
24 May 2017 – 15 October 2017

As technology creeps ever further into our lives, Californian design has become perhaps the world's most dominant aesthetic. But the state has had a global reach for more than a half a century.

The first exhibition to chart this growth, California tracks the Golden State's design history from the 1960s counterculture up to the many clones of Jonathan Ive, to ask how these product and interface designs shape the way we see and interact with the world around us.

Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour
28 June – 24 September 2017

Though we see colour constantly, we rarely consider its effect on the things we look at. This exhibition from Danish designer Hella Jongerius aims to reframe our interactions with tone and shade, to explore how colour behaves and makes us behave.

Pop-up exhibition – New Old: Designing for our Future Selves
12 January – 19 February 2017

As health improves, our lifespans extend. Which poses new challenges for a society not used to caring for its citizens in their latest of late years.

To mark the 30th anniversary of New Design For Old at the Design Museum's forerunner, the Boilerhouse Project, the museum has commissioned works that will help extend not just how long we live, but how well we live, as life expectancies approach triple digits.