A new exhibition at the Design Museum, Design: Process, Progress, Practice (dubbed DP3) takes 20 of this century’s most iconic creations and looks not just at what they are, but how they are and more importantly why they are.
Among the exhibits are the revolutionary Dual Cyclone vacuum cleaner designed by James Dyson, conceived and developed after an unsatisfactory Saturday morning with a traditional vacuum cleaner. It is now the UK’s best selling vacuum cleaner, outselling its nearest rival by 100%. Also featured are items as diverse as a JCBmechanical digger, the AK47 rifle and the Eiffel Tower. The exhibition runs from 21 October to 30 January 2000.