Exhibition: California

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 15th Oct 2017

This exhibition has finished.

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Cost: £14

Designed in California is the new Made in Italy.

While California’s mid-century modernism is well documented, this is the first exhibition to look at its current global reach.

Picking up the story in the 1960s, this exhibition follows the culture's evolution from the counterculture to Silicon Valley’s tech culture.

The exhibition's principle claim is that California has pioneered tools of personal liberation, from LSD to skateboards and iPhones.

This exhibition now brings together political posters, personal computers and self-driving cars but also looks beyond hardware to explore how user interface designers in the Bay Area are shaping some of our most common daily experiences.

The exhibition reveals how this culture of design and technology has made us all Californians.

Contact and Booking Details

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


The Design Museum,

224-238 Kensington High Street, London,
W8 6AG

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