Co-creation insights from The Design Museum

The Design Museum is now showing Terence Conran’s The Way We Live Now exhibition until March 2012 + there’s loads of other interesting stuff upstairs too.     Going specifically to get co-creation stimulus, it wasn’t disappointing.

Here are our top insights and co-creative connections

Everything in Terence Conran’s exhibition looks very current because it is designed to be simple and timeless.  Bear in mind Conran was designing in the 50s and is designing now, when do you think this was designed?

The process of conceptualising, developing and making chairs is very iterative, but also very detailed and nuanced.   There are not dramatic changes at every stage.

Using 3D rapid prototyping printing technologies, you can create beautiful objects like this.   Can you see what the light is made out of?

Using found objects you, can create beautiful objects like this.    Can you see what the found objects are here?

Signs, symbols and iconic imagery connects you to information so quickly, it is timeless.

Talented craftsman like Simon Hasan working in boiled leather are keeping the craft alive by co-creating with factories to develop mass-produced craft.      Chairs in development….


Go see for yourself and share with us your insights and perspective.

Caroline Southard



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