A Designer’s View of an Immersive New Exhibition
At Thomas Late we were delighted to be invited to the private viewing of the Design Museum’s Football: Designing the Beautiful Game exhibition.
This is the first major exhibition devoted to design and football. It shines a light on all the amazing work done by architects, engineers, inventors, designers, and fans that makes the “beautiful game” so beautiful.
My own personal love affair with football began when I was 8 years old, whilst attending my very first match at St James’ Park in Newcastle with my father. Now, years later in my role as a designer at Thomas Lyte, I find myself in a wonderful place where my passion has become part of my profession. We are proud to work with football clubs, players and associations all over the world in the design and craft of elite silverware and bespoke objet, so I was intrigued by the prospect of this new exhibition.
The Design Museum
The Design Museum is a world-leading museum covering all fields of design, from architecture to graphic design, from fashion to industrial design.
Upon arriving at the museum in Kensington, we were welcomed into a huge atrium, winged by walkways, which rises up to a dramatic sweeping roof – an architectural marvel which remains from this building’s former life as the Commonwealth Insitute. Here we were treated to a champagne reception, whilst we met up with friends from within the football industry, before speeches from Museum Director Tim Marlow and Exhibition Curator Eleanor Watson.
With anticipation amongst the crowd building, it was time for kick-off.