A Word from Sir Terence Conran
If you forced me to pick the single most rewarding achievement in my long design career I would not hesitate to say founding the Design Museum in London. It was a hugely important moment for design in the UK and for me personally. Since 1989 the museum has always led the way and been the first to show some of the work and inspirations of many of the most important designers and architects on the planet.
Good design is desperately important for the recovery of this country. We are never going to be the workshop of the world again, but at least we can be a workshop. I founded the Design Museum to emphasize the importance of design in education, and more than twenty-five years later the galleries are bursting with enthusiastic schoolchildren turning their ideas into useful objects. Having been the Provost of the Royal College of Art, I know that when you bring together a design student, an engineering student from Imperial College, and an entrepreneur, they can make extraordinary business happen together.
Moving the Design Museum to Kensington will allow all our dreams and ambitions for the museum to come true, to create a world class space with the size and scope for the serious promotion and celebration of design and architecture in this country. It will make my long lifetime in design absolutely worthwhile.
Please join me and the design world on this exciting journey.Support us and become part of the new Design Museum.