In the midst of London’s week as design capital of the world – London Design Festival (product and graphic), London Fashion Week and Open House for architecture buffs – the Design Museum has held an official ground breaking of the new Design Museum at the former Commonwealth Institute on Kensington High Street.
To mark the historic moment in the development of the Design Museum, a time capsule was buried in the foundations of the new building, with a number of designers and architects invited to nominate an object to be included.
They include the museum’s Design Circle members, Zaha Hadid, Paul Smith, Norman Foster and Cecil Balmond, as well as Sir Terence Conran and John Pawson.
Click through for the full contents. What would you have included – or left out?
Time Capsule contents:
European Union Flag
One Euro Coin
USB containing images of jazz and blues music album covers, including John Coltrane and Bing Crosby
Sir Paul Smith
Isle of Man, London 2012 Olympic Games Stamps designed by Paul Smith
Sir Terence Conran
Tin of Anchovies
A good bottle of 2012 Burgundy
London 2012 Olympic Torch designed by BarberOsgerby
Badoiiing game, 2012 winner of the museum’s Design Ventura competition for 13-16 year-old D&T students
Image of Battersea Power Station
Model of the MAXXI museum in Rome
Book by Patrik Schumacher, The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Vol.1: A New Framework for Architecture
1949 Wish Bone Chair (miniature model) for Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen and Son
Cylinder Line Coffee Pot designed by Arne Jacobsen
Mini Lockheed Lounge
Thomas Heatherwick with Ingo Maurer
Standard light bulb
The Mayor for London
Artists Tube Maps
Designed by John Pawson, the new Design Museum, which will be the world’s leading museum of its kind, is planned to open in 2015.