Designs on Britain

19 October 2017 - 15 April 2018

Discover how much of the most iconic British design was produced by immigrants to this country.

20th century design in the UK was profoundly shaped by the arrival of pioneering Jewish émigré designers from continental Europe. They brought with them a knowledge of modernism and radically transformed the practice and language of British design.

Don’t miss iconic posters for London Underground, the General Post Office and the War Office created by designers including Dorrit Dekk, FHK Henrion and Hans Schleger.

See the classic designs that have been embraced by generations – a ‘70s Raleigh Chopper bike, an early Marble Run toy, and the London Transport bus stop sign.

Designs On Britain’ is organised in collaboration with the University of Brighton Design Archives

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Generously supported by:

Blavatnik Family Foundation
Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, a donor led fund managed by London Community Foundation
David Berg Foundation
Michael and Morven Heller Charitable Foundation
The Rayne Trust
with additional support from the Designs on Britain Supporters’ Circle