V&A Exhibition: British Design 1948 – 2012

From the 31st March – 12th August 2012, the V&A will exhibiting some of the best British Design spanning over more than 70 years. It looks back from the last British Olympic Games in 1948 following the end of the 2nd World War right up until today when London will host the much anticipated 2012 games.

Town Planning Sketch for Milton Keynes, 1960s
Above: Town Planning Sketch for Milton Keynes, 1960s

Strangely enough the similarities from 1948 to 2012 are uncanny. From a country making the transition from War into rebuilding and revitalising the nation to today following the longest recession in history is interesting. Let’s hope this year and the Olympics a real turning point for us too. Pick of the Week made a visit and were surprised how much they managed to cram into one exhibition. It really is just only a snap shot into the smartest and iconic designs over this period but its a great insight into how much has developed over this time. From town planning in new towns like Milton Keynes, to Conran launching flat pack furniture followed by Alexander McQueen breaking the boundaries in couture fashion. This is a great way to wander away a Sunday afternoon. Highly recommended!

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