London’s new Design Museum has opened. It has been created within the shell of the original 1960s Grade II listed Commonwealth Institute, well known for its distinctive copper covered, hyperbolic parabolid roof.
With the emphasis on the display and teaching of design, the priority for designer John Pawson and Dutch architects OMA was equally about the building’s new reconfigured interiors and the design and performance of the products used. For example, the Museum’s galleries are arranged around an oak and marble lined atrium with floors covered in pale grey terrazzo.
Morag Myerscough from Studio Myerscough has designed the permanent exhibition areas and used our HR LAQ (references 427, 835 and 860) to dramatic effect.
Photo: Alex Upton