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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Visit Kenneth Grange at Design Museum

20th September 2011

Guests staying at central London hotels may be interesting to visiting the Kenneth Grange exhibition, which is currently in show at London's Design Museum.

Design lovers will be able to view a range of works by the celebrated British designer in his first-ever UK retrospective until October 30th.

A range of iconic items, a number of them designed by hand, will be on show at the Making Britain Modern exhibition, giving attendees a chance to explore the designer's unique aesthetic.

The exhibition features more than 150 different products, prototypes and sketches, as well as audio, photography and film, and looks at the many ways in which Grange's designs have shaped modern British society.

Grange began designing domestic products in the 1960s and 1970s, making his name through items such as the Kenwood food mixer, razors for Wilkinson Sword, irons for Morphy Richards and cigarette lighters for Ronson.

He was also responsible for creating the instantly recognisable look of the Intercity 125's nose cone and the Adshell bus shelter design in 1993.

In 1998, Grange redeveloped the look of the iconic London black taxi and the post box for royal mail. The prolific designer's contribution to design led to Grange being appointed Royal Designer for Industry and awarded a CBE.

Having worked on the Kodak Pavilion at the Brussels World Fair, Grange went on to design their central look for his very first camera and also developed the Kodak instamatic camera and the Kodak pocket instamatic, both of which are on display for attendees to view at the exhibition.

The exhibition is open between 10:00 and 17:45. Tickets are prices from £6 to £10, with free entry for children under the age of 12.

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