Design Museum Names This Year’s ‘Designers in Residence’ Participants


Looking for a little jealousy to start your weekend off in a huff? Well, we have just the thing for you. The Design Museum‘s director, Deyan Sudic, has announced the museum’s participants in this year’s Designers in Residence program (PDF). They are Asif Khan, Bethan Wood, Marc Owens, Dave Bowker, and the furniture design collective, Farm. Each will be working on creating installations for the museum’s lower level, creating things like The Design Museum Tank, which will showcase British plants, and the Farm Factory, which will try to “reveal the hidden processes that link design, manufacturing, and consumption.” The visiting designers will also “blog their journey, experience and thoughts as they create their installations” on this site, which seems a little unfinished and a bit unfocused at the moment, but give it time. Here’s a bit about the schedule and some more info on what they’ll be doing:

The 2009 Designers in Residence programme has been extended and enhanced to offer each designer an opportunity to engage and participate across all areas of the museums programme. The new format will run from September to March and the first two designers will take up their residency during the London Design Festival in September and the remaining three designers will reveal their work in January 2010. During this period the five designers will host activities and events throughout the museum enabling them to develop key skills and networks.