The Genius of Everyday Things
The ingenuity of a group of seemingly run-of-the-mill objects that we encounter every day is highlighted in a new exhibition now open at the Science Museum, London. Here are a handful of the objects on display
About the exhibition
A new exhibition at the Science Museum in London is exploring the inspiration behind items whose design and purpose are so well matched that they remain uncelebrated, but heavily used, in the fabric of our lives.
The featured inventions are presented alongside original sketches and drawings by their inventors – illustrating the process from idea to final object. Patent specifications and original advertisements reveal the efforts made to establish each product. The exhibition also reflects the ways in which these objects continue to provide inspiration to others.
Hidden Heroes – The Genius of Everyday Things is on show at the Science Museum, London, until 5 June 2012. For more information, and to buy tickets, visit the Science Museum website.
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