British Design 1948–2012: Innovation in the Modern Age at the V&A

Posted on 25.04.12 by

British Design Exhibition

A couple of Sundays back, I headed over to the V&A in London to have a look at their latest exhibition; British Design: 1948–2012. The exhibition showcases some of the most exciting and cutting edge creative work from across the design spectrum throughout the past 60 years.

The exhibition takes a rather general look at all creative disciplines, from a room filled with how computer game design has developed since the 1970s (that includes Derby’s very own Lara Croft), video footage from the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, to Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy Restaurant from Notting Hill (which for saying how short-lived the venture was, it got allocated a great deal of floor space!)

For those more drawn to the graphic design element, Design Research Unit and their impact of transport design in the early 1960s and Peter Saville/Factory Records iconic music sleeve design in the late early 1980s are notable inclusions.

Whether you’re professionally engaged in the design community or not, I’d recommend this exhibition to anybody. There is plenty to inspire, excite and question – though It does get particularly busy at weekends. Get yourself along… you’ve got until the 12th August!