Product Design Trip to The London Design Museum
On Friday 3rd November the GCSE and A Level Product Designers visited the London Design Museum. This trip has become an annual event where exam groups studying Product Design visit exhibitions in search of inspiration and an applied understanding of design in action.
All pupils had the opportunity to see two exhibitions; Designer, Maker, User and The Beazley Designs of the Year 2017. The Designer, Maker, User exhibition is best described as ‘an introduction to the history of contemporary design through three interconnected roles – the Designer, the User and the Maker’ by the London Design Museum and provided an interesting and informative journey through design history looking at over 1000 items from the most icon designs, such as angle poise lamps, through to modern day technology companies such as Sony and Apple and their most popular designs. The Beazley Designs of the Year Exhibition provided a snapshot of the very best in innovative and exciting design from the past year. The pupils took time to consider a wide variety of designs from architecture and products through to systems and fashion and voted on their favourite designs, particular fun was had in the flexible and adhesive Lego section where pupils could show their design and making skills!
Time was taken to look around the museum shops and grab some refreshments from the café before boarding the coach back to school. The London traffic made it feel like a long day but the pupils had a thoroughly great time and they were an asset to the school. Hopefully this should lead them to great things over the coming year and you can enjoy all their hard work in the end of year exhibition.