Design Museum pop-up garden

In a rather optimistic (and possibly premature) bid to celebrate the arrival of summer, the Design Museum has partnered with Vitra to create a pop-up garden.

A collection of furniture in the garden

Given the state of the British summer though, the museum has taken the eminently sensible decision to build the garden indoors – in the Tank display area next to the River Thames to be precise.


As well as some lovely ‘greenery’ (in fact a selection of Algae decorations designed by the Bouroullec brothers) the garden features a selection of garden-appropriate classic and contemporary furniture.

Plumen lightbulbs, table and chairs

What’s more summery than an Eames Elephant? Or the Bouroullecs’ beautifully organic Vegetal Chair?


And if the weather does perk up, there are also seating areas surrounding the garden, where visitors can absorb the summery vibes and take in the views.


The Design Museum Pop-Up Garden is on display at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1, until 3 June.

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