Design research for the green transition.
The first display in a new dedicated space for research at the Design Museum is now open. The Future Observatory display showcases six researchers from across the UK who are confronting environmental concerns and working towards liveable futures.
Visitors to the free display will encounter live research projects from a wide range of design disciplines including fashion, food and construction. The display features new commissions from the six researchers, with new films, large-scale illustrations and a bespoke biohybrid arch among them.
The Future Observatory display space is dedicated to ongoing, forward-facing research projects. The initiative signals the importance of placing design at the heart of the green transition, for both the museum and the broader design industry.