Having helped to judge the Dulux Let’s Colour Awards in November, I was honoured when Dulux asked me to present the award to the Best Young Designer – Kit Miles. The ceremony was held at Zaha Hadid’s Magazine Restaurant at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and hosted by Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic. It was so lovely to see Kit’s face when I announced his name – what a wonderful way to recognise someone’s work at such an early stage in their career.
All change as the Design Museum turns 25.
Change is in the air. In its 25th year, the Design Museum is preparing for a big move, set to be the talk of Clerkenwell Design Week. In late 2015 the Shad Thames museum will move to the former Commonwealth Institute in London’s Holland Park, following a restoration by Clerkenwell-based architect John Pawson. Another Clerkenwell resident, Zaha Hadid Architects, will take over the current building.