News: leading UK design figures have nominated items including a light bulb, a coffee pot, an iPhone and a tin of anchovies as iconic contemporary objects to be buried in a time capsule at the ground breaking of the Design Museum's new home today.
The museum's founder Sir Terence Conran contributed the iPhone and tin of anchovies, industrial designer Marc Newson included a model of his famous Lockheed Lounge and Zaha Hadid donated a model of her MAXXI Museum.
Dezeen spoke to architect of the project John Pawson at the ceremony, where he told us "there may be architects that can design better than me but the important thing is making it happen. Now we just need to make sure what was drawn is what gets built.”
Converted from the former Commonwealth Institute building, completed in 1962 by RMJM, the new museum is set to open in 2015. Read more about Pawson's design in our earlier story.
Time capsule contents:
European Union Flag
One Euro Coin
USB containing images of jazz and blues music album covers, including John Coltrane and Bing Crosby
Sir Paul Smith
Isle of Man, London 2012 Olympic Games Stamps designed by Paul Smith
Sir Terence Conran
Tin of Anchovies
A good bottle of 2012 Burgundy
London 2012 Olympic Torch designed by BarberOsgerby
Badoiiing game, 2012 winner of the museum’s Design Ventura competition for 13-16 year-old D&T students
Image of Battersea Power Station
Model of the MAXXI museum in Rome
Book by Patrik Schumacher, The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Vol.1: A New Framework for Architecture
1949 Wish Bone Chair (miniature model) for Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen and Son
Cylinder Line Coffee Pot designed by Arne Jacobsen
Mini Lockheed Lounge
Thomas Heatherwick with Ingo Maurer
Standard light bulb
The Mayor for London
Artists Tube Maps
Photo is by Dominic French.
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