creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system; process of creation; act of creativity and innovation
Design is a broad topic. Some of its subgenres are:
- Interior design; decorates interior of buildings. Periodization of interior design is mostly the same as European art and Architecture.
- Product design; deals with furniture, kitchenware, appliances, toys, and other utility objects.
- Textile design
- Graphic design; on printed materials and digital screens.
- 1 National Museum of Fine Arts (Stockholm, Sweden). Sweden's national museum for European art opened in 1866. A renovation for accessibility and climate control was finished in 2018. The museum exhibits works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Goya, Renoir, Degas and Gauguin, as well as well-known Swedish artists such as Carl Larsson, Ernst Josephson, C F Hill and Anders Zorn. The museum also has a collection of applied art, interior design, and industrial design.
- 2 Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG (London/Notting Hill-North Kensington), email@example.com. A must for anyone with an interest in modern and contemporary design. The permanent exhibition follows the change in British homes from the early 20th century until present day, which is constantly updated to include new design classics. There are temporary exhibits which run for 3-4 months. The museum also runs Designer of the Year which awards a prize to a person or organisation that has produced an impressive piece of design. There is a small shop that has plenty of art and design books as well as designer goods to take home with you. Free, except for temporary exhibitions.
- 3 Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, 2 E 91st St (Manhattan/Upper East Side, New York City, United States). A branch of the Smithsonian Institution, the Cooper Hewitt is devoted to over 240 years of contemporary and historic design, with changing exhibits.
- 4 Triennale Design Museum (Milan, Italy). Home of Italian design, Triennale in Milano holds the history of famous industrial designed items since 1930s.
- 5 Design Museum (Helsinki, Finland). Exhibitions of modern commercial and industrial design and modern art. The permanent exhibit in the basement showcases the history of consumer-goods design over the course of the 20th century, with a particular focus on the contributions of Finnish designers. If you're a fan of Finnish design products like Marimekko fabrics, Arabia porcelain and Iittala vases and their prototypes this is definitely not a place to miss.