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Unexpected PleasuresVisitors to the Design Museum will find Unexpected Pleasures there, a temporary jewellery exhibition which invites us to consider the pleasures of wearing such personal adornment and which examines the meanings associated with these portable designs. Curated by Melbourne jeweller Dr. Susan Cohn, one of the prominent jewellers selected for the show is David Watkins, the Wolverhampton born designer who designed the medals for the London 2012 Olympics. He's joined by other UK talents including Wendy Ramshaw who is best known for her geometric designs, and Hans Stofer who worked as a turbine engineer before training as a jeweller and silversmith. The exhibition is divided into three sections: Worn Out, celebrating the experience of wearing jewellery; Linking Links which looks at the ways in which meaning and narratives are expressed in jewellery; and A Fine Line which gives an insight into contemporary jewellery. The exhibition features over 130 jewellers and is a celebration of the art form, from the point of view of both the designer and the wearer.

 

About Design Museum

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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Unexpected Pleasures  Gijs Bakker, The Tongue, 1985  

   
Unexpected Pleasures - Gijs Bakker, The Tongue, 1985

Unexpected Pleasures Gijs Bakker, The Tongue, 1985 


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225 Kensington high street, W8 | 1 minute from Unexpected Pleasures
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 17th October 2016 - 7pm-8.30pm
Unexpected Pleasures, 193 High Street Kensington, W8 | 4 minutes from Unexpected Pleasures
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th Sep & 26th Sep and 28th Sep to 2nd Oct 2016 - 10am-5.30pm
Unexpected Pleasures, 12 Holland Park Road, W14 | 5 minutes from Unexpected Pleasures
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Unexpected Pleasures, 99 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Unexpected Pleasures
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226 Cromwell Road, Kensington, London SW5 | 5 minutes from Unexpected Pleasures
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237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Unexpected Pleasures
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214 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 3 minutes from Unexpected Pleasures
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163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Unexpected Pleasures
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35 Earl's Court Road, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Unexpected Pleasures
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23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Unexpected Pleasures
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Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Unexpected Pleasures
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23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Unexpected Pleasures
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99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Unexpected Pleasures
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