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Talk of the town: Paul Smith & Ron Arad re-design London 28 May, 2009

Posted by Annie Deakin in Annie's blog.
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Design lovers (like yourselves) should hotfoot to London’s Design Museum this Sunday for the launch of their Super Contemporary exhibition. It’s been talk of the town for quite some time with big names including Sir Paul Smith, Ron Arad and Thomas Heatherwick showing off new creations; the designers’ work which reflects their observations on London life, as well as picking up some information about London design – past, present and future.

Highlighting the capital’s quest for new, better and braver – whether it’s architecture, graphics, fashion or communications – it is bound to create controversy, inspire young designers and provoke debates about the capital’s design future.

Ahead of the event Sir Paul Smith launched his design – a London Rubbish Bin, which is shaped like a giant green rabbit – this morning at Covent Garden, in the hope it will make people smile, but also keep London cleaner.

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Other creations include Wayne Hemingway’s temporary pop-up kiosks. One of his shops will be erected outside the City Hall for the duration of the exhibition for all to see.

Lighting designer Paul Cocksedge is using static electricity to make water bend away from an object, keeping you dry and umbrellas redundant.

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Bored of bus stops? Architect David Adjaye wants to transform bus stops, giving them oval roofs to resemble a canopy of leaves.

 

Design Museum and Beefeater 24 present Super Contemporary. 3 June – 4 October at the Design Museum, www.designmuseum.org

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