Unexpected Pleasures

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD MARCH 2013

ADDRESS
, 28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London SE1 2YD
 
 
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Dates:
 until 
 
OPENING TIMES
10am-5.45pm daily
 
PRICES
£10/£11 (Adults), £6-£9 (Concs), FREE (Children under 12)
 

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Unexpected PleasuresVisitors to the Design Museum will find Unexpected Pleasures there, a temporary jewellery exhibition which invites us to consider the pleasures of wearing such personal adornment and which examines the meanings associated with these portable designs. Curated by Melbourne jeweller Dr. Susan Cohn, one of the prominent jewellers selected for the show is David Watkins, the Wolverhampton born designer who designed the medals for the London 2012 Olympics. He's joined by other UK talents including Wendy Ramshaw who is best known for her geometric designs, and Hans Stofer who worked as a turbine engineer before training as a jeweller and silversmith. The exhibition is divided into three sections: Worn Out, celebrating the experience of wearing jewellery; Linking Links which looks at the ways in which meaning and narratives are expressed in jewellery; and A Fine Line which gives an insight into contemporary jewellery. The exhibition features over 130 jewellers and is a celebration of the art form, from the point of view of both the designer and the wearer.

 

About Design Museum

Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design Museum has two floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There are two main galleries, and the collections trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works. More about Design Museum

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Unexpected Pleasures  Gijs Bakker, The Tongue, 1985  

   
Unexpected Pleasures - Gijs Bakker, The Tongue, 1985

Unexpected Pleasures Gijs Bakker, The Tongue, 1985 

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Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design
DATES  10th September 2014 to 8th March 2015
VENUE  Design Museum 
Each year, the Design Museum holds its Designers in Residence exhibition giving visitors the chance to see the work of young designers at the beginning of their careers. The annual show is the culmination of a year-long programme which supports and nurtures up-and-coming designers. This year's show includes four UK-based designers who are challengi... More about this event
 
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Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
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Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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