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CaliforniaA landmark exhibition, California at the Design Museum is the first to examine a state's current global reach. From LSD to iPhones, the ambitious project presents the idea that California has pioneered many tools of personal liberation. Starting in the 1960s, it charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley's tech culture through political posters, personal computers and self-driving cars. Additionally, it will go beyond hardware to examine how user interface designers in the Bay Area are influencing common day-to-day activities, revealing how this culture of design and technology has, in a way, made us all Californians.

 

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In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street. The Grade II* listed building has been transformed by a design team led by John Pawson to include the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning, 202-seat Bakala Auditorium and a dedicated gallery to display its permanent collection, accessible free of charge. More about Design Museum

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  27% off
202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5 | 5 minutes from California
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Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Motor Shows
PRICING  Adult £18, concession £13.50, child £9
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VENUE  Design Museum 
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Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design
DATES  28th March to 12th August 2018
VENUE  Design Museum 
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Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
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VENUE  Design Museum 
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Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Industrial Art and Design
DATES  7th November 2018 to 7th March 2019
VENUE  Design Museum 
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