On Friday 27th January 2017, design students, researchers and industry professionals gathered at the newly opened Design Museum London for Made in Brunel’s exclusive, invite-only event.
Redefining [a Private View] was the first of it’s kind at the Design Museum and was a huge success. Curated by students from Brunel University London, the event explored the theme ‘redefining’, something that we as designers do on a regular basis, questioning everything and pushing the boundaries of design to create new definitions. This theme was explored through a number of hands-on activities and interactive displays. A few examples of what was on show on the night include:
• Redefining [materials]: scattered around all levels of the museums, people followed the trail of the newest and innovate materials around, including cutting edge bio-materials created by our very own Brunel Design students.
• Redefining [the future]: guests were invited to share their projects and future predictions on our ‘wall of redefinition’. We asked guests to explain how are they currently redefining the future, where they see the future trends going and what challenges will designers face in years to come.
• Redefining [an average day]: Discovering the quirky routines of a designer, how many coffees they need to fuel their day, how late they stay awake to perfect their work and the experiences and encounters they face during their day. This exhibit proved especially popular as we revealed our weird and wonderful habits.
In addition to these and more activities, the Design Museum’s permanent collection was open for the entire night; this fantastic collection is a precious record of the fundamental designs that have formed our modern world and proved a great opportunity to see some design classics in a relaxed and personal atmosphere.
Made in Brunel would like to thank all those that attended the evening, stay posted for further events from Made in Brunel. We can assure you there is more to come!