The Design Museum
The Conran Foundation London, SE1, 1989
The first museum in the world devoted exclusively to 20th and 21st century design, the Design Museum opened in 1989.
A rational structure whose gleaming white render, crisp lines and understated detailing pays tribute to the Bauhaus legacy, it represents a radical reconstruction of an undistinguished 1950s warehouse.
The museum includes two floors of galleries, a café and shop, along with Blueprint Café on the first floor. Since its opening, the museum has attracted millions of visitors, winning international acclaim for its ground-breaking exhibition and education programmes.