Hello my name is Paul Smith – Design Museum London

A few weeks ago I had the chance to visit the Design Museum. I bought tickets trough Time Out London which included this exhibition and Designs of the year 2014.

I have always been an admirer of Paul Smith‘s work. Sometimes too modern or trendy for me, but I always find nice leather pieces or complements (in particular my naughty wallet). It was very interesting to see so much of Paul Smith in one place.

The exhibition has been extended so there is time if you want to have a look.

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This a reproduction of the very first shop.

 

There is an impressive collection of prints. The exhibition flows around it.
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Many designers have a signature print or pattern, Paul Smith stripes are an icon already. Have a look at this Mini.

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They have recreated the crammed office based in Covent Garden.

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The very first showroom was a room in a Parisian hotel. This is a funky cardboard reproduction:

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There is a gallery with iconic pieces, here are just a few of them:

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Women’s dress (silk Union Jack). Spring/Summer 2007.
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Men’s cotton jacket. (Made from Afgan blankets). Spring/Summer 2005.

 

 

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Men’s silk velvet jacket. Spring/Summer 1998

 

I strongly recommend visiting this exhibition and the Design Museum, there is always something interesting to see. And don’t forget a stroll along the Thames.

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