The London Design Museum is back. We got a preview before it opens to the public today (November 24). 

Moving from the former banana-ripening warehouse in Shad Thames to Kensington High Street has been an expensive one – around £83 million in fact. But with the financial support from the Adopt an Object campaign and Time for Design auction, the museum was able to move into the former Commonwealth Institute building near the entrance to Holland Park.

The new site triples the museum size to 10,000sqm, with a capacity increase to 650,000 people per year. It holds two temporary gallery spaces, a free permanent collection display, learning spaces, an auditorium and more. The move has been dubbed by founder Sir Terence Conran as “the most important moment” of his career in design so far.

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