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On show at The Design Museum in London, the “New Old” exhibition explores the potential for design and designers to enhance the experience of our later lives.
As our population ages rapidly, the exhibition looks at how design can help people lead fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives into old age, asking the question: how can designers meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing society? From robotic clothing to driverless cars, this exhibition rethinks design approaches to ageing.
Curated by Jeremy Myerson, professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, the exhibition is organised into six sections – Ageing, Identity, Home, Community, Working and Mobility.
Each section will feature a special design commission by a leading designer or design team, creating new solutions for demographic change as well as addressing the challenges’ of ages. New projects by Yves Béhar /fuseproject, Konstantin Grcic, Future Facility, Special Projects, IDEO and PriestmanGoode will feature in the show. NEW OLD examines how innovation and design can reimagine how we live the later stages of our lives.
12 January – 19 February 2017 New Old
curated by Jeremy Myerson The Design Museum
224-238 Kensington High Street, London