Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG
Saturday 21 January 2023
11:00 – 13:00
Ticket price: Free
Join tour guide Andrew Mashigo, assisted by VI artist Lynn Cox, for a curated audio-described tour of Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924–Today, for blind and partially sighted visitors.
Delve into the dreamlike relationship between Surrealism and design in this century spanning celebration of Surrealist objects of desire.
What to expect
Curated with Vitra Design Museum, the exhibition explores design from the birth of surrealism in 1924 to the current day; spanning classic Surrealist works of art and design as well as contemporary Surrealist responses. The exhibition uncovers how one of the 20th century’s most influential movements came to impact design through its questioning of the conventional and its commitment to exploring the mind, unconscious and mystical. It brings together the best in Surrealist design, from furniture, interior design, fashion, photography and world-renowned artworks from Surrealist pioneers such as Salvador Dalí, Dora Maar, Man Ray, Leonora Carrington and Lee Miller, through to contemporary artists and designs, such as Schiaparelli, Dior, Björk. The result is an exhibition filled with playful, curious and poetic objects that uncover the rich history of Surrealism and its fascinating influence on design.