Now that Deyan Sudjic’s at the helm, it’s time for him to show everyone at the Design Museum that they made the right choice in their selection for a new director. So far, we’re thinking that he’s off to a pretty good start, judging from the recently released Exhibitions Programme for 2007. No, strike that. It’s really stellar. So much so that we’re going to ask Mediabistro if we can have the keys to the yacht in London, so we can hang out there all next year and just pop in to the new exhibits as they open. Here’s some from a rundown of favorites from Dexigner:
Highlights for the year include: Zaha Hadid — Architecture and Design, the first full scale show of Hadid’s work in the UK and the largest project undertaken by the Design Museum; Luigi Colani — Translating Nature, which will bring together Colani’s extraordinary large scale prototypes including aircraft, trucks and cars, as well as his streamlined furniture and product design; a celebration of ten years of Matthew Williamson in fashion, a unique success story of the British fashion industry, focusing on the key designs that have shaped Williamson’s career; and The Art of War, which will explore the ways in which innovation and design have worked through history in the extremis of war. The exhibition programme also includes monograph exhibitions on innovative British graphic designer Jonathan Barnbrook and Ettore Sottsass, doyen of Italian design, as well as the Design Museum’s annual exhibition of new talent, Design Mart, which will relaunch in September 2007.