Home Futures

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Exhibitions London, UK November 7, 2018 - March 24, 2019

The Design Museum, in partnership with IKEA Museum, presents this exploration of today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination. It ask: Are we living in the way that pioneering architects and designers throughout the 20th century predicted, or has our idea of home proved resistant to real change? Reflecting on this obsession with the “home of the future,” the exhibition invites visitors to immerse themselves in a series of dreamlike passages and rooms filled with more than 200 objects and experiences that trace the key social and technological aspirations that have driven change in the home, from visions of the mechanised home and the compact home to contemporary phenomena such as connected devices and the sharing economy. Rare works on display will include original furniture from the Smithsons’ House of the Future (1956), footage from the General Motors Kitchen of Tomorrow (1956), and an original model of Total Furnishing Unit by Joe Colombo (1972).

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