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CaliforniaA landmark exhibition, California at the Design Museum is the first to examine a state's current global reach. From LSD to iPhones, the ambitious project presents the idea that California has pioneered many tools of personal liberation. Starting in the 1960s, it charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley's tech culture through political posters, personal computers and self-driving cars. Additionally, it will go beyond hardware to examine how user interface designers in the Bay Area are influencing common day-to-day activities, revealing how this culture of design and technology has, in a way, made us all Californians.

 

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In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street. The Grade II* listed building has been transformed by a design team led by John Pawson to include the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning, 202-seat Bakala Auditorium and a dedicated gallery to display its permanent collection, accessible free of charge. More about Design Museum

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NH Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  27% off
202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5 | 5 minutes from California
This clean, comfortable modern hotel made up of six Victorian houses is a short walk from Earls Court Tube station from where the Piccadilly line can ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £67  24% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 5 minutes from California
One of the biggest Holiday Inn hotels in Europe, the Holiday Inn London - Kensington was rebranded at the end of 2016 introducing a new open ... More
 
 
 
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
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Scarsdale Place, W8 | 6 minutes from California
On a quiet residential corner just off High Street Kensington, this high rise hotel benefits from a wealth of shops, restaurants and bars outside its door. ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th June to 24th September 2017
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th May to 15th October 2017
California, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | Same location as California
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Proms On The Roof
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 9th, 16th and 30th August 2017 - 6pm-10pm
California, 99 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from California
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3 North End Crescent, W14 | 11 minutes from California
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The Troubadour
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263-267 Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 13 minutes from California
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The Troubadour
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265 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 13 minutes from California
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18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from California
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit this delightful building. One of the only genuine Victorian townhouses remaining and virtually unchanged ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace
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18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from California
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Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from California
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Non-Stop Party Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
214 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 3 minutes from California
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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25 Earls Court Road, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from California
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London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from California
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165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 16 minutes from California
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Hyde Kensington
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1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 10 minutes from California
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from California
Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington Underground Station, Kensington Chelsea and Events Centre is a highly adaptable, purpose-designed ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Roof Gardens
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99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from California
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Olympia London
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Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 11 minutes from California
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Hella Jongerius: Breathing ColourHella Jongerius: Breathing ColourHella Jongerius: Breathing ColourDesigner Hella Jongerius draws on years of research to present Breathing Colour at the Design Museum. The installation-based exhibition explores how colour behaves and looks into shapes, materials, shadows and reflections. Through a series of phenomenological studies and experiences, it questions whether we appreciate how colour shapes what we see 2017-06-28T00:00:00+01002017-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Designer Hella Jongerius draws on years of research to present Breathing Colour at the Design Museum. The installation-based exhibition explores how colour behaves and looks into shapes, materials, shadows and reflections. Through a series of phenomenological studies and experiences, it questions whether we appreciate how colour shapes what we see ... More about this event
 
Breathing Colour: Hella JongeriusBreathing Colour: Hella JongeriusAn installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at the way colour behaves, exploring shapes, materials, shadows and reflections.2017-06-28T00:00:00+01002017-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Breathing Colour: Hella Jongerius
CaliforniaCaliforniaCaliforniaA landmark exhibition, California at the Design Museum is the first to examine a state's current global reach. From LSD to iPhones, the ambitious project presents the idea that California has pioneered many tools of personal liberation. Starting in the 1960s, it charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley's tech culture through pol2017-06-28T00:00:00+01002017-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Art and Antiques
DATES  24th May to 15th October 2017
VENUE  Design Museum 
A landmark exhibition, California at the Design Museum is the first to examine a state's current global reach. From LSD to iPhones, the ambitious project presents the idea that California has pioneered many tools of personal liberation. Starting in the 1960s, it charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley's tech culture through pol... More about this event
 
California: Designing FreedomCalifornia: Designing FreedomPicking up the story in the 1960s, the exhibition charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley's tech culture.2017-06-28T10:00:00+01002017-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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California: Designing Freedom
The Design Museum MarketThe Design Museum MarketDesigners / Makers bring 50 leading contemporary designers to the museum for a three-day market just in time for Christmas.2017-12-01T12:00:00+00002017-12-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour
Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour
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This exhibition brings together over 200 objects owned by three German princesses who were married into the British Monarchy, Caroline, ...More

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