As promised a selection from the current Paul Smith exhibition at the Design Museum in London.
From designing his logo through to the clothes that appears on the catwalks and in the shops, it’s a fabulous journey through the work of one of the most interesting designers around.
Small details like the sketch on the bike frame, the wonderful products like the Rug Company rug, and countless others. My favourite is the snowboard made for him with an oriental carpet pattern on it, referring back to a photo of him as a child taken by his photographer father with the young Paul made too look like he’s on a magic carpet, exhibited alongside. There’s the clothing too, of course, and the wall of buttons I mentioned before.
The centrepiece of the exhibition space is a fantastic selection of artworks and photographs completely covering two opposing walls.
The jumbo post-it note on the pink background is the message as you leave.
You have until the end of Sunday to visit… enjoy!
[Update: The first room of the exhibition was the same 12ft by 12ft size as his first shop. That provided part of the inspiration for the fabulous bespoke shed made for him by Benchmark Furniture for their ‘Wish List’ project – you can see and read more about that here: Benchmark Furniture’s Design Development Day ]