The Design Museum Trip

On Thursday 22nd November, students studying Design and Technology visited the Design Museum in London to view the ‘Beazley Designs of the Year 2018’ and ‘Home Futures’ exhibitions.

Now in its eleventh year, Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum’s annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today. Students were able to explore how the future is fast becoming the present with newly-developed materials, innovative ways of managing scarce resources, along with new and innovative concepts of future products. His exhibition gave the students a glimpse into what the world of tomorrow may look like.

The students then visited the ‘Designer, Maker, User’ exhibition which features almost 1000 items of twentieth and twenty-first century design viewed through the angles of the designer, manufacturer and user, including a crowdsourced wall. The exhibition covers a broad range of design disciplines, from architecture and engineering, to the digital world, fashion and graphics.

Students at OPGS will use the knowledge and resources they gain from this trip to inspire and develop their own projects.