Knock-out Nokia

To mark the 20th anniversary of the release of the classic Nokia 1011 phone, the Finnish phone brand is taking over the first floor of London’s Design Museum for a show which will look at the design of its handsets.


As well as showing off the key Nokia products, the exhibition organisers have also commissioned and internal Nokia team led by Stefan Pannenbecker, the company’s VP, industrial design, to create works taking ‘a speculative look at Nokia’s role in shaping people’s lives and advancing design’.

Pure Font
Nokia’s Pure font, by Dalton Maag

In its previous show, Nokia Pure, the brand had commissioned designers to create pieces responding to its new Nokia Pure typeface.


Organised by the Nokia Design and Brand studios, the upcoming People Made show is split into three rooms.

The first room is an ‘immersive’ statistics room, which aims to show Nokia’s global reach through imagery and information design. The second room – an audio-visual space – will feature contributions by the Nokia designer’s giving their take on the brand’s impact.


The main focus of the exhibition is the third room, which will use product displays and information to tell the story of Nokia’s last 20 years. Objects on display will include the Nokia 1011 – the world’s first mass-produced GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) phone.

People Made is at the Design Museum, London SE1, from 28 October-2 November.

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