Designers in Residence is an annual exhibition inviting emerging designers to transform an area of the museum with their work.
This year's residents have been chosen for their experimental approach to design and have been invited to create installations responding to the theme of collections and the notion of collecting.
Exhibits will include a contemporary interpretation of the Curiosity Cabinet which allows visitors to gain a unique view of unusual collections and a Creativity Machine will engage visitors by presenting the various paths and decisions that designers face throughout the design process. The Guinness World Record holder for making the Highest Popping Toaster creates a continuous bench which will flow in and around the Design Museum Tank. There's also a touch sensitive Interactive Wall which will allow visitors to view key design items from the museums permanent collection and be mesmerised by a dynamic spinning installation that reacts to biological emotions.
Providing a springboard into the design world, Designers in Residence supports the selected designers at an early stage of their career, allowing them to build on their current design practice and develop new or existing work.