~ New Design Museum 2014

John Pawson has redesigned the interior of the Grade 2* listed building. This much loved modern landmark from the 1960s, has stood vacant for the past decade. It will be carefully remodelled for museum use by John Pawson.  The Design Museum will be moving to the former Commonwealth Institute building in west London, Kensington. Scheduled to open to the public late 2014.
The former Commonwealth Institute is regarded by English Heritage as second only to the Royal Festival Hall in its significance to post-war architecture in London. The Institute was designed by Robert Matthew Johnson Marshall and located next to Holland Park.
It will offer three times more exhibition space, vastly improved learning facilities and a dedicated space in which to display the museum’s Collection. It will be the world’s leading place for inspiring contemporary design, an international showcase for the many creative design skills at which Britain excels.