Let’s see more work from further afield at the Design Museum

My request to Deyan Sudjic as he takes the helm at the Design Museum is to give me design from developing nations. I’d love to see an intelligent exhibition of the very best of design from China, Korea, Malaysia and India, an exhibition that could be undertaken exclusively by the locals.


Perhaps it could be called ‘Design’s gone global’. I’d like to see the excellence and breadth of design going on in parts of the world that are newer to design than our great design traditions in the West.


The show could offer cost comparisons of excellent design in different countries, and seek vantage points about where the UK or European design ecology is particularly fertile and should be grown, and where competing is going to be hard.


Sean Blair, sent by e-mail.

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