Entered 13 February 2013
Tuesday 29 April – Monday 25 August 2014
useful + beautiful will showcase a selection of the best cutting edge design for the home by both well-established industry figures and emerging talent. A broad range of domestic products, from furniture to wallpaper and textiles, lighting to technology, will be on show, spilling out into the museum’s gardens with a display of the best in garden furniture design. As well as highlighting local design from Hackney and London, the exhibition will look further afield and include work by leading national and international designers.
The Geffrye Museum specialises in 400 years of urban middle-class interiors and has a strong track record in spotting and showcasing the most exciting makers and domestic style trends today. The exhibition coincides with the museum’s centenary year and celebrates one of its original purposes – to inspire the local furniture-making industry.
A programme of events highlighting contemporary domestic design will run throughout the show, including talks by the curator and featured designers, a debate on the future of design, workshops and activities for children.