Useful & Beautiful | The Geffrye

Useful & Beautiful at the Geffrye Museum is an exhibition that showcases innovation and creativity in domestic design from London and beyond.



The exhibition brings together recent work by both fresh new talents and well-established industry figures such as Jasper Morrison, Tord Boontje, Barber Osgerby, Doshi Levien and Tomoko Azumi. A broad range of domestic products, from furniture to wallpaper, lighting to homewares are on show including the This Way That bean bags by Donna Wilson for SCP.



The exhibition includes a mix of mass produced, batch produced, handmade, and experimental pieces. Examples include Gareth Neal’s vessel series, Piet Hein Eek’s Scrapwood cabinet and wallpaper, Jasper Morrison’s Fionda lounge chair and Michael Marriott’s Mies van der Rohe table.


The show coincides with the Geffrye’s centenary and celebrates one of its original purposes – to inspire the local furniture-making industry.


To coincide with the exhibition the museum will also be running a programme of events highlighting contemporary domestic design. This includes talks by the curator and featured designers, a debate on the future of design, workshops and a walking tour.

On July the 10th the East End Studio walking tour will be taking place, which includes a stop at SCP East. See here for further details about the events.


Useful & Beautiful: Contemporary design for the home.

The Geffrye Museum of the Home
136 Kingsland Road
E2 8EA

Tel: 020 7739 9893

Tuesday 29 April – Monday 25 August 2014

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