Culture is much more interesting than objects

I know it’s probably rather unfashionable to say this, but I think what Alice Rawsthorn has done at the Design Museum is excellent. It used to be so dull.

I know it’s probably rather unfashionable to say this, but I think what Alice Rawsthorn has done at the Design Museum is excellent. It used to be so dull.

It was all about the object (chairs, vacuum cleaners and old cars), but she has moved the whole thing into a discourse about culture, which is actually what design is all about.

I love the fact that James Dyson has had a fit and walked out and that Terence Conran has thrown the alpha male strop.

She now owns the higher ground, and we should try to get someone in to replace them financially and actually end up with a proper, risky, engaging and nurturing museum about design, instead of a toy shop.

Tim Pyne

Founder

M-house

London EC2A

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