The Design Museum of London was opened at the end of 2016 inside a modernist building from 1960, former home of the Commonwealth Institute in the Kensington district.
After renovation work that lasted 5 years, involving various designers and architecture studios – John Pawson, who reshaped the interiors, and the studios OMA, Allies and Morrison, and Arup for the external area, the museum is now a new worldwide center for contemporary design.
The upper level contains what is perhaps the museum’s main attraction: the installation of the permanent collection, Designer Maker User, done by Studio Myerscough. This is the first time in the history of the London Design Museum that the section is visible free of charge. It contains almost 1000 objects, explored in terms of design, production and use.
In February 2018 Studio Myerscough updated this section, with walls offering useful information, for which the choice has gone to the HR-LAQ laminate by Abet Laminati.