IN PICTURES: World-leading British designs in the making

A collection of part-finished everyday objects is being exhibited at the Design Museum, London.

by Elizabeth Anderson
Last Updated: 02 Apr 2015

Have you ever thought about how a French horn gets its distinctive shape or how a fork works? The intricate manufacturing processes are revealed in a new exhibition at The Design Museum, which celebrates Britain’s role at the heart of global design.

The In The Making exhibition captures more than twenty objects mid-manufacture, ranging from the £2 coin to a cricket bat, and even gives a glimpse into the making of the Olympic torch.

The exhibition was created by British designers and curators Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, founders of design studio Barber & Osgerby. They say people are losing touch with manufacturing quirks and processes, and point out that British designers are among the best in the world.

‘We have curated an exhibition that will provide a platform to capture and reveal a frozen moment in the manufacturing process and unveils an everyday object in its unfinished state. Often the object is as beautiful, if not more so, than the finished product,’ the designers said.

Here are some of the objects on display:


In the Making runs from January 22 - May 4 2014 at The Design Museum, London

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