London Design Museum Breaks Ground on New Building, Buries Time Capsule

(Courtesy London Design Museum)

Today, the London Design Museum breaks ground on its new building, and to mark the occasion, the museum will bury a time capsule in the building’s foundations. Listen, we’ve never told you this before, but here at Gallerist, we basically love time capsules.

Here’s a list of the contents, chosen by people in the field of architecture and design, including members of the Design Museum’s board of trustees:

Cecil Balmond  
European Union Flag
One Euro Coin
2p Stamp
USB containing images of jazz and blues music album covers, including John Coltrane and Bing Crosby

Sir Paul Smith
Isle of Man, London 2012 Olympic Games Stamps designed by Paul Smith

Sir Terence Conran  
iPhone 4S
Tin of Anchovies
A good bottle of 2012 Burgundy

Deyan Sudjic
London 2012 Olympic Torch designed by BarberOsgerby
Badoiiing game, 2012 winner of the museum’s Design Ventura competition for 13-16 year-old D&T students

Margaret Howell
Image of Battersea Power Station

Zaha Hadid
Model of the MAXXI museum in Rome
Book by Patrik Schumacher, The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Vol.1: A New Framework for Architecture

John Pawson
1949 Wish Bone Chair (miniature model) for Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen and Son

Kenneth Grange
Cylinder Line Coffee Pot designed by Arne Jacobsen

Marc Newson
Mini Lockheed Lounge

Thomas Heatherwick
with
Ingo Maurer
Standard light bulb

The Mayor for London
Artists Tube Maps

We particularly enjoy the combination of the iPhone, the anchovies and the good bottle of Burgundy 2012. Sounds like you got yourself a damn fine evening on your hands, future person who discovers this mysterious capsule from long ago.

People of the future! Behold! We were sort of O.K. as a culture but only if you overlook a number of very serious faults!

London Design Museum Breaks Ground on New Building, Buries Time Capsule