The Designers in Residence at Design Museum takes place from Wednesday 5th September 2012 - Sunday 13th January 2013. It’s back for another year and invites you to see what's new and exciting in the world of design, as four young designers spend six months developing their latest projects.
This exciting exhibition is a chance for emerging new talent to build on their current design practice, develop existing work and also gain support from the staff at the museum. Selected from an open competition, the finalists are showcasing their work at the Design Museum from 29th August, on the subject of thrift.
The exhibition takes inspiration from designers who used reclaimed or recycled materials as they take up the theme of thriftiness. With various different factors affected by economy, they face the challenges of resourcefulness, inspiration and intelligent use of material to get the most for their money. Covering products, furniture, graphics, spatial and interactive designs, the designers are set to explore the nature of thrift throughout their residence at the museum in 2012.
The artists are also set to become involved with the museum's programmes of events and talks. During their time in the museum, the designers in residence will also help to curate the late night openings where visitors can take part in workshops, hear from celebrated designers and get up close and personal with the latest exhibitions.