Thursday, 21 July 2011

Making Britain Modern

What's the difference between modern design and modern art? Modern design tries to be elegant, functional, desirable and easily mass produced. Modern art doesn't give a damn. Yesterday the Design Museum in London opened Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern, a retrospective of his work over 50 years. The Adshell Bench (1972) shown here is one of his classic designs. Parking meters, Kodak cameras, Kenwood food mixers, Parker pens and the new London Taxi Cab are merely a handful of his many designs. The exhibition runs until 30 October. Price? The museum is offering a two-for-the-price-of-one deal: this and the Brit Insurance Designs Awards for £10 (title link).


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