London in focus at the Design Museum

The Design Museum’s Super Contemporary exhibition is set to feature a new bus shelter by David Adjaye, a lamp-post chandelier by Thomas Heatherwick, and a rubbish bin by Sir Paul Smith (pictured).

The exhibition, which will run from 3 June to 4 October, focuses on London design of the past, present and future.

It is being designed by Martino Gamper, with graphics by Bibliothèque.

A total of 15 works have been commissioned for the show, including the Kioskiosk, by Wayne Hemingway, the Rain It In bicycle shelter by Paul Cocksedge, a vision for the city of London by Zaha Hadid, and the K9 Post Office Kiosk by Industrial Facility.

A series of maps of the capital will accompany the exhibition, including a map of the digital community by Nik Roope of Poke, and a map of key 1980s and 1990s locations by Daniel Weil of Pentagram.

There had been plans to include an unfinished commission by architect Jan Kaplicky, who died in January, but this will now feature in an exhibition dedicated to Kaplicky, running at the Design Museum from 1 July to 1 November, and curated by Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic and Kaplicky’s former Future Systems partner Amanda Levete.


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