Iconic designs come in all shapes and sizes, some of which we tend to take for granted. However, some of those less-appreciated designs are belatedly celebrated in both an exhibition and these This Is Design screenprints by Bibliotheque for the Design Museum.
On Wednesday the Design Museum is opening a new exhibition devoted to the work of Kenneth Grange. As you'd expect, the shop is stocking some great related product including this exclusive version of the Anglepoise Lamp Type 1228.
We've featured Grange's update of the Anglepoise, the Type 1228 when it was launched a few years back. The museum's version replaces the green shade with a cheery daffodil yellow shade for an alternative take on a classic design.
With thirty of the lamps in stock, invest in one for £185.
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Many of the most iconic designs from everyday life are the work of one man – designer Kenneth Grange. In fact, his work is currently being celebrated by the Making Britain Modern exhibition at the Design Museum in London, with some interesting artwork by Tom Rowe to go alongside it.
Grange has designed everything from the Intercity 125 train to the Morphy Richards iron, with the pick of those designs making it into poster form the exhibition. The Intercity 125 train (A3 size) and Kodak Instamatic 233 (A3 size) are above, with the Reuters keyboard (A3) and a collage of leading designs (A1) featured over the page.
Available at the Design Museum Store, prices are from £15.
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Update: There's a piece on Kenneth Grange and the exhibition in The Observer here.
The App is a graphic alarm clock that also features three personal messages from the designer. So you can wake up to the sound of Crouwel wishing you ‘a nice and well designed day’, reminding you to ‘keep your grid straight today’ or that ‘a grid today keeps the doctor away’.
It costs 59p from the i-tunes store.