- Adopt an Object, campaign by the Design Museum in London
Crowdfunding has become a fully-fledged part of raising the money needed to develop new ideas, to launch products, and it is also applied in the cultural and artistic field, as we have seen quite recently (link articles).
The “Adopt an Object” campaign launched by the Design Museum in London takes up this trend in full and also responds to the desire to share and support art, in addition to the evident need for money to cover at least some of the costs of leaving its old site in a former banana warehouse in Shad Thames and relocating to the Commonwealth Institute building. Architectural designer John Pawson converted the interior, giving it three times more space in which to show a wider range of exhibitions and significantly extend its learning programme.
Since it opened its doors in 1989 the museum has displayed everything from an AK-47 to high heels designed by Christian Louboutin. It has also showcased the work of some of the world’s most celebrated designers and architects including Zaha Hadid, and Frank Gehry, just to mention two.
The relocation will cost one million pounds and this campaign is attempting to raise 200,000 pounds towards it, running alongside the museum’s “On Loan” programme, which will see the museum appear at a number of famous London locations before it reopens in its new location on 24 November. So, take a look at the objects to adopt, we're sure you'll find your favourite design icon. Find out more about how to adopt an object in the museum's dedicated site.
So, what object would you like to adopt - a Vespa Clubman? A Valentine Typewriter? What are you waiting for?
Adopt an Object,
The Design Museum, London, UK
Images: courtesy of The Design Museum by carocommunications