Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today




Curated with Vitra Design Museum, the exhibition will explore 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 will uncover 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 will bring 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.

Duration 14 October 2022 - 19 February 2023
Times 10.00 - 18.00 (Sunday - Thursday) 10.00 - 21.00 (Friday - Saturday)
Cost £16.80
Venue Design Museum
Address 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG
Contact 442038625900 / info@designmuseum.org / www.designmuseum.org

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