super contemporary

there is an increased movement by designers to think of the public and less of the individual as a consequence of environmental design. super contemporary, a new exhibition at the design museum in london has commissioned 15 of London’s leading creative minds to design something that improves life in the city, inspired by the city.

Here are a few of the design proposals:

lamp-post chandelier by thomas heatherwick - 'the design maximises drama, creating spacial experiences that work for passers by on an intimate scale and produce a grand, impressive effect'.

installation of the lamp-post chandelier.

new london bunny bin by paul smith - when someone approaches the bin a sensor on the hoop reacts and the rabbit's ears flash.

paul smith sitting with his bunny bin.

rain it in by paul cocksedge - 'following the fact that an electric charge attracts water, cocksedge experimented with controlling rainfall - imagining a london with rain-free pavements, bicycle guards and stadiums'.

thames pin by kit grover - a symbol shaped like the river Thames that is also a desirable object in itself.
the super contemporary exhibition will take place at the design museum in london from 03 june 2009 to 04 october 2009. check it out at http://www.designmuseum.org/ .


  1. your posts are so fun! i love learning from your blog.

    by the way we took the kiddos to lacma on memorial day. Emma had even more fun than i expected. we spent 9 hr day in LA and had a hard time heading back...

    hope to see you soon mydear!

  2. Wonderful stuff! I love the bunny bin...how could you not throw your litter in there...he is just begging for your trash!

  3. i want that river thames pin. very cool!

  4. I wish I could go there...!
    Perhaps I should just book a flight and go, it´s only 45 minutes by plane... :P

  5. Amazing designs....found something useful for me!

  6. Great shots :) I think you should all go - I've been and the exhibition is truly a fantastic cause towards celebrating the direction in which London is heading ... Very Modern, Very Contemporary. Really enjoyed it and actually wouldn't mind going again before it ends in October. I hope this avenue will attain me a free entry: www.supercontemporary.co.uk/?s=ticket-giveaway and thought i'd share it with you all too :)