Design Museum adds 13 classics to its collection

The complete list of classics added to the Design Museum's collection looks like this:

1. Space Invaders arcade game (opens in new tab) -- Tomohiro Nishicado, c. 1978, Taito, Japan

2. Kalashnikov AK-47 rifle (opens in new tab) -- Mikhail Kalashnikov, 1945-1946, China

3. LookSoFlat prototype lamp (opens in new tab) -- Stefan Geisbauer, 2010, Ingo Maurer, Germany

4. Novint Falcon 3D mouse (opens in new tab) -- Novint Technologies, 2006, USA

5. Regent TR-1 portable radio (opens in new tab) -- Industrial Development Engineering Associates, 1954, Texas Instruments, USA

6. Valentine typewriter (opens in new tab) -- Ettore Sottsass, 1969, Olivetti, Italy

7. The Face (opens in new tab) magazine (opens in new tab) -- 1980-2004, UK

8. Ipogeo Lamp (opens in new tab) -- Joe Wentworth, Artemide, 2009, Italy

9. Tripp Trapp children's chair (opens in new tab) -- Peter Opsvik, 1972, Stokke, Norway

10. Kindle 3 eBook reader (opens in new tab) -- 2007, Amazon, USA

11. Sony TPS L2 Walkman portable cassette player (opens in new tab) (pictured) -- Nobutoshi Kihara, 1979, Sony, Japan

Design Museum adds 13 classics to its collection - picture of the Sony TPS L2 Walkman

Design Museum adds 13 classics to its collection - picture of the Sony TPS L2 Walkman

12. Sony D-40 MKII Discman portable CD player (opens in new tab) -- Sony, 1984, Japan

13. Sony MZ-1 MiniDisc recorder (opens in new tab) -- Sony, 1992, Japan

The Design Museum (opens in new tab) is developing its Collection ahead of a planned move to new premises in 2014. It will taking over the former site of the Commonwealth Institute in Kensington, west London. The new Design Museum will be three times its current size, with interiors designed by John Pawson (opens in new tab).

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