By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 18 September 2012
What would you want future generations to remember us by? When they dig up the time capsule, buried during today’s groundbreaking for the new Design Museum on Kensington High Street, they’ll find a cache of strange treasures, including an iPhone, a USB drive filled with jazz music, an image of Battersea Power Station and one standard lightbulb. The items were place by designers and architects, such as Cecil Balmond, Paul Smith, Terence Conran, Deyan Sudjic, Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson and Thomas Heatherwick with Ingo Maurer. Speaking of his decision to nominate an incadescent lightbulb for preservation, Heatherwick says the everday object is “the symbol of ‘having a good idea’. They are now being phased-out, but hopefully in a hundred years people will still be having good ideas even if the light source no longer looks anything like the lightbulbs we know of now.”
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