About the Design Museum of London, a Museum of Useful ArtsThe Design Museum is situated in what was in the 1940's a... banana warehouse. It was later converted into a building and became a museum.
This is one of the most popular museums in London, and for a good reason. It focuses on industrial design, fashion design and architecture.
The building is comprised of 3 floors, each room has a different design concept, including the bathroom. Temporary exhibitions fill the first floor. The second floor is designed as a swimming pool, and on the third floor the permanent exhibitions, which presents the history of design in England, as well as an educational center for design.
Yet along with historical matters, the London Design Museum is known for its openness to innovations in art and design. A large sum of money is given to designers each year as a prize. This award is now considered the most prestigious in the world of design. Renowned designers submit their candidacy every year and regard it as a great honor and proof of their professionalism.
However at times, the Design Museum often receives press that is unlinked to innovation and creativity, or remotely linked to art. From time to time, the often switch of directors and curators has brought about publicity. Surprisingly, there is a lot of passion and fervor surrounding this event. It lead to many arguments regarding artistic matters, the tension between art and usability and sometimes simply the character of the design museum. Every manager brings his own agenda and the rumpus continues...