One of two titles in a new series from London's prestigious Design Museum, looking at the unique design stories of the most iconic cities in the world.
In this new series, the Design Museum looks at the fifty design icons of major cities around the world - icons that, when viewed together, inherently sum up the spirit of their city. Covering anything from buildings and monuments to a graffiti mural or an item of clothing, we are able to build up an intricate portrait of a city, layer by layer.
From its long-serving Routemaster buses and world-famous tube map to the miniskirts of the swinging sixties and the imposing silhouette of Battersea Power Station, London is a tapestry of design masterpieces. Join Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, as he unravels the visual history of one of our most complex and intriguing cities.
The Times masthead
Battersea Power Station
Tate Modern Turbine Hall
Banksy graffiti mural
Mary Quant miniskirt
Christopher Kane flourescent dress
Lloyd's of London
London Aquatics Centre
...and many more.
Paula Reed is a former Style Director of Grazia and a former fashion/style director at several magazines and newspapers, including The Sunday Times and InStyle. Her writing has appeared in the Financial Times, Elle and The Times.
The Design Museum is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form, from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design.