In-the-Making

In The Making at The Design Museum

I have always been a huge fan of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby AKA BarberOsgerby, and I have had the pleasure of working with them on some great projects over the years. Yesterday I finally made it down to the Design Museum to check out In The Making. This excellent show, curated by the dynamic design duo responsible for the London 2012 Olympic Torch, explores a point in the making of a series of objects. Some are more recognisable than others – the marble emerging from the tube of glass, or the block of cedar wood pencils caught mid process. Others are far more abstract, such as the graphic simplicity of the die cut felt used to make tennis balls. Many of the objects on display are shown emerging from processes that are hundreds of years old, like the corks cut from a slice of bark, which sits alongside contemporary objects, like the pre-routed billet of aluminium used to make a MacBook. This exhibition gently forces the visitor to pause and think about how things are made and when I was there the half term influx of children were definitely enjoying the In the Making experience.

In the Making at the Design Museum – until 4th May