Visit London Blog » kenneth grange http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Kenneth Grange at the Design Museum http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/07/kenneth-grange-at-the-design-museum/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/07/kenneth-grange-at-the-design-museum/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2011 13:16:55 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=21983 Kenneth Grange, Adshell bench, 1972 Kenneth Grange, Wilkinson Protector, 1991 Kenneth Grange, Rural Postbox, 1996 Kenneth Grange, TX1, London Taxi, 1997 Kenneth Grange, Instamatic 33 Series, Kodak Kenneth Grange, Intercity 125, 1976

You might not have heard of veteran product designer Kenneth Grange but you’ll almost certainly be familiar with his designs.

These include Intercity 125 trains, rural post boxes, London black taxis, Wilkinson Protector razors, Parker pens and Kenwood food mixers.

A new retrospective at London’s Design Museum gives an insight into the development of Grange’s products over the past 50 years.

The exhibition includes drawings, photos, prototypes and finished products. Some of the most fascinating designs were never produced, including a proposed Channel Tunnel train.

I was amazed by the scope of Grange’s work, and the number of items designed by him that have become part of my daily life.

Once you’ve visited the show, you’ll never use a razor, jump into a taxi or pick up a pen again without thinking about all the work that’s gone into designing it.

Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern is at the Design Museum until 30 October 2011

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