The Eureka moments behind famous designs

The first sketches for designs including the Brompton bicycle, the Anglepoise lamp and the Eiffel Tower are going on show as part of an upcoming exhibition.

The Eureka Moment Gallery opens on 25 November at London’s Proud Archivist Gallery.

Among the exhibits will be the first patent design for the Anglepoise Original1227 Lamp, architectural drawings for the Eiffel Tower from 1887 and SeymourPowell’s initial concept for the Life Tech Smart Jacket.

There will also be the original drawings for the character that went on to be Dennis the Menace (sketched on a fag packet) and pencil sketches from designer Andrew Ainsworth of the mechanics of getting Superman to fly in the 1977 film.

The exhibition has been curated by Mark Champkins, the Science Museum’s inventory in residence, in partnership with O2. It marks the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and all exhibits in the show will be displayed on the tablets.

The Eureka Moments Gallery is at Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, London N1, from 25 November-7 December.



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