The Design Museum released its first iPad Collection App featuring 59 objects from the museum's collection. The App is a free download which explores key moments in design history through the extensive Design Museum Collection, classic pieces featured include: the Angelpoise lamp, the Dyson vacuum, the Thonet chair mould, the Face magazine, the British telephone box, the Vespa and the Kindle, a recent addition to the Collection.
The App includes video interviews with Deyan Sudjic, Design Museum Director, and Helen Charmen, Design Museum Head of Learning. Stephen Bayley, Design Museum Founding Director has contributed additional commentary. The App enables users to explore each design by material, date, manufacturer, designer and colour.
The Design Museum has showcased and celebrated design innovation for 22 years and this App, supported in part by donations from visitors, is a new way to explore the museum's collection. An iPhone version is scheduled to be released next week, and an Android version will follow in June 2012.