A new generation of designers are rethinking our relationship to everyday things and shining a light on our damaging culture of waste.

By finding the value in our discarded items and working towards a future of clean materials and a circular economy, we could find a way out of the Waste Age, from fashion, food and electronics, to construction and packaging. This exhibitions examines the contemporary designers working with this ethos and capturing the devastating impact of waste.

Featured exhibits include the work of visionary designers who have been using their platform and practice to reshape how we think about waste, such as fashion designer and environmentalist, Stella McCartney, as well as fresh new faces in design and sustainability such as installation artist, Ibrahim Mahama.

Is design the answer to ending our throwaway culture once and for all?


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Design Museum

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

020 3862 5900


Opening times

Daily, 10am – 6pm (last exhibition entry 5pm) The museum is open late on the first Friday of every month from 10am – 8pm (last admission 7pm).

Please check the museum's website for updates.

The museum follows government COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

All visitors and members must pre-book tickets online to ensure everyone's safety and social distancing inside the galleries.

No tickets will be sold at the museum, but admission slots can be booked online on the day of the visit, if available.

A unique queuing system will ensure social distancing.

Face covering will be mandatory for all aged 11+ (unless exempt).

Cashless purchases only. Credit/debit card or mobile payments will be accepted at the shops. However, £1 coin needed for the lockers.

The cafe and restaurant will remain closed until further notice.

Hand sanitiser stations will be available on-site.

Hands-free experience with no touch screens or interactives. Visitors to bring their own headphones to enjoy specific exhibits.

Bike parking capacity has been doubled so that more people can cycle to the museum.

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