Hampstead design icon Kenneth Grange contributes to new Design Museum foundations

A time capsule buried today includes a good bottle of burgundy and a tin of anchovies, as well as a contribution from the iconic designer

Hampstead design icon Kenneth Grange has contributed to a design time capsule laid in the foundations of the new Design Museum.

Grange, who recently had a retrospective at the museum’s old site, chose to include a Cylinder Line Coffee Pot designed by Arne Jacobsen in the capsule, which was buried at the foundations of the new building at the former Commonwealth Institute on Kensington High Street.

Other objects included for the capsule, to be opened in 2112 were: an iPhone 4S, a tin of Anchovies and good bottle of 2012 Burgundy donated by museum founder Sir Terence Conran; a lightbulb, chosen by Thomas Heatherwick and Ingo Maurer and some tube maps re-designed by artists, which were included by the Mayor of London.

The New Design Museum is set to open in 2015 and is designed by John Pawson.

Full Time Capsule contents:

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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


Ingo Maurer

Standard light bulb

The Mayor for London

Artists Tube Maps