Tuesday, 13 March 2012

British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age

Back in 1948 London hosted the Olympic Games after the Second World War; they took place at a time when the city was over coming devastation by bombing and economic crisis. Now in 2012 London is preparing to host the games once more, a lot has changed in those 64 years and British Design plans to explore these changes.

The exhibition plans to explore the nature of British design since 1948, spread over three galleries it will look at the changes to buildings, objects and ideas. Designers featured will have been trained, born or based in Britain.

The Exhibition will look at how Britain has reacted to economic, political and cultural changes to remain innovative and a leader in creativity. It will explore not only the importance of design for Britain’s development visually but also how it has shaped the people of Britain and how we live today.

British Design 1948-2012 runs at the V&A from March 31st till 12th August and tickets start at £8 for students.

Image: V&A

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