Large scale film projection commissioned for the entrance to the permanent exhibition on design at The Design Museum London

DMU – Designer Maker User


DMU is a 7 minute long silent looping film installation commissioned by The Design Museum in London for the entrance of the permanent exhibition on Design entitled “Designer Maker User”. This is an introduction to the museum’s collection, looking at the development of modern design through these three interconnected roles and features almost 1000 items of twentieth and twenty-first century design. The exhibition covers a broad range of design disciplines, from architecture and engineering, to the digital world, fashion and graphics and features a bold, colourful and engaging display designed by Studio Myerscough, with digital interactives by Studio Kin.

DMU acts as a visual introduction to the exhibition, framing a range of different creative processes and practices to reveal this interconnecting between these different roles. The film was created over a period of four months through a series of location shoots in a range of different creative studios, workshops, maker spaces, factories and production lines of many leading, london based design studios and companies that include: 7th Design & Innovation, Anglepoise, Anthony Burrill, Assemble, Bibliotheque, Blackhorse Workshop, Brompton, CarréduckerDigits 2 Widgets, Gainsborough Silk Mill, Herman Miller, Institute of Making, Kate Spade New York, Machines Room, MAP, Mowat & Co, Oliver Ruuger, Paul Smith, RSH+P, Simon Hasan, Technology Will Save Us, Fuseproject, United Visual Artists, Univeral Design Studio, Unto This Last & Zoe Arnold.

Producer & Director:Christopher Thomas Allen
Assistant Producer:Annie Kwan
Production Assistants:Ashraf Saifullah, Cuan Roche & Oli Bolland
Music:Tim Cowie

Special thanks to Home Office Policy Lab, TFL, LCC Letter PressCrafts CouncilHeathrow Airport & Anna Holsgrove

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