London’s Design Museum is entering an exciting period in its life as it prepares to move to the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. The book charts the story of the museum’s life from its inception as the Boilerhouse Project to twenty-five years of groundbreaking exhibitions at Shad Thames. It begins with a foreword by the founder of the Design Museum Sir Terence Conran, and concludes with an essay from the museum’s architect, John Pawson, accompanied by stunning images of the iconic and newly renovated Commonwealth Institute Building, the museum’s new home.
About the Author
Tom Wilson is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Bath Spa University. He is currently working on a doctorate focusing on his research on the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington, soon to be the new home of the Design Museum. In addition to undertaking research, Tom works closely with the Design Museum in managing and developing its permanent collection.
About the Publisher
Headquartered in London and New York City, Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. Working with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers, Phaidon produces innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, as well as illustrated books for children.