London’s Design Museum has opened its first standalone shop on Kensington High Street, ahead of the museum’s relocation to the iconic Commonwealth Institute building, just a stone’s throw away. Both shop and museum have been designed by British architect John Pawson, who has kept true to his ‘undesigned’ aesthetic. The use of materials such as stained oak, terrazzo and glass with Dieter Rams-designed shelving gives us a glimpse into the upcoming design of the museum itself – a nod to the era the original museum was built.
The new Design Museum is set to open on 24th November 2016.
We had expectations that this might pass as a high street retail environment, given its new location and detachment from the museum, but it has kept to its curated exhibition roots and in reality is just as close to the high street as it is the museum itself. The attention to detail and materials are very pleasing indeed. Made us think of this website… thingsorganizedneatly.