After selecting 10 amazing Showrooms and Design Shops, we’ve decided to highlight 10 amazing Design Galleries and Design Museums in London! We are so excited to bring you this amazing list where you can find the best contemporary design influences, but also classic powerhouses in all of London.
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2-4 King St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6QP
David Gill Gallery in St James’s, London, opened in 2012 and exhibits the work of some of the world’s most successful contemporary artists and designers. David Gill is a leading gallerist who began his career as an expert in contemporary art and design at Christie’s and has since been responsible for promoting the careers of designers and artists such as Grayson Perry, Ron Arad, Marc Newson and Tom Dixon.
224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG
The Design Museum is one of the world’s leading museums devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. It is working to place design at the center of contemporary culture. It demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design and its importance.
Daniel Blau opened his first gallery in 1990 in the basement of a former bakery in Munich. In 2011 Daniel Blau opened a second gallery space in London specializing in vintage photography. Recent exhibitions have encompassed 19th century works by masters such as Le Gray and De Beaucorps, 20th century NASA, Robert Capa and photographs of atomic testings and contemporary works by David Bailey. This year, the exhibition ‘Black-and-White’ has been invited to the Art Basel to shows wonderful works on paper by artists such as Baselitz, Kiefer, Kirkeby, Lüpertz and Penck, beside large-format NASA photographs taken of the lunar surface in 1967.
1A Kempsford Rd, Prince’s, London SE11 4NU
Opened in 1997 in London on Fitzroy Street and moved in 2004 to Kennington, South London; the gallery represents a heterogeneous list of artists who work in a variety of media, working directly and supports them in all aspects of their career.
3 and 11 Duke Street St James’s, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6BN
A gallery based in the St James area of London, whose international artists include Steve McQueen, Kelley Walker, Glenn Ligon and Abraham Cruzvillegas. A luxury art design stop for any contemporary lover!
This gallery was established in 1989 in a historic building in Soho, London and quickly became known for a distinctive group of artists working in film, photography, painting, and sculpture. In 2007 the gallery moved to a purpose-built space on Golden Square. In 2014, they reopened the original space at 60 Frith Street, a place for experimentation and complementing.
1 Davies St, Mayfair, London W1K 3DB
Coles, is a British art dealer, the owner of Sadie Coles HQ, a contemporary art gallery opened in 1997. Sadie Coles, has been at the forefront of the Young British Artists movement and is considered one of “The most powerful people in the art world”.
25-28 Old Burlington St, Mayfair, London W1S 3AN
The gallery was established in 1995 and is now recognized amongst the leading international galleries in the field of contemporary art. This place represents both established and emerging artists since its inauguration. In 2005 it expanded, taking on adjacent premises designed by Caruso St John and in 2011 an additional gallery space was opened at No. 11.
A contemporary art gallery situated in Bethnal Green, London. founded in 1997 by Jake Miller, Damien Meade, Ana Genoves and others, One of the gallery’s original objectives is to offer solo exhibitions to London based artists at the start of their careers. Since 1998 the gallery began representing artists and the program expanded into an international one, working with established artists as well as continuing to exhibit younger emerging artists and curating a lively group show program.
Victoria & Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design. Housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.