The Design Museum (opens in new tab) in London is one of the world's leading museums showcasing the best designs from a wide range of disciplines. This year marks the 25th anniversary since it first opened its doors in 1989. And to celebrate it's taken a step in to the digital world by releasing its permanent collection free to the public in the form of an app.
Developed by twentysix (opens in new tab), the app for iPhone and iPad (opens in new tab) features 59 iconic objects, from the Valentine typewriter and the Hope poster to the Anglepoise lamp and the Dyson vacuum cleaner. Each comes with an in depth description and video interviews with designers discussing the object, as well as commentary from the directors of the museum.
This app is the museum's first foray into expanding outside of its Tower Bridge location and will likely tie in with the upcoming move to the Commonwealth Institute in 2016, when the Design Museum will be expanding their permanent collection and have room to showcase objects that have never been exhibited before.
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Words: Christian Harries (opens in new tab)
Christian Harries is a freelance product designer and recent graduate from Ravensbourne. His portfolio can be seen here (opens in new tab).