A new decade is here and it’s going to host unmissable events galore. We’ve curated a list of the most exciting design exhibitions in 2020. On the program: fashion at the Design Museum in London, luxury at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and 20th-century interior design at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

The Design Museum, London, United Kingdom
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‘Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street’. Image: Courtesy The Design Museum, London

‘Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street,’ from May 6, 2020

A footwear phenomenon in recent years, sneakers will take pride of place at the Design Museum in London with a show that explores the many aspects of today’s must-have shoes.

‘Prada. Front and Back,’ September 2020

This forthcoming exhibition at the Design Museum will offer an unprecedented look at the creative processes, inspirations and iconic collaborations of Miuccia Prada’s venerable Italian fashion house.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

‘Loewe Foundation Craft Prize,’ from May 21 to July 12, 2020

The Craft Prize was created in 2016 by Jonathan Anderson, creative director of the Spanish luxury brand Loewe, and rewards creative excellence by highlighting the connection between craft and contemporary culture. Next year, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs will showcase works by the finalists in the competition for the 2020 prize.

‘Luxes,’ from April 23 to August 16, 2020

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‘Luxes’. Image: Courtesy Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Presented last year at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the exhibition ‘Luxes’ is coming to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The show explores the notion of luxury with a collection of 100 pieces that extend from the Marchands-merciers in the 1700s and 1800s to the extravagant designs of luxury houses in the early 21st century.

At the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany
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‘Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors’. Image: Courtesy Vitra Design Museum

‘Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors,’ from February 8 to August 23, 2020

Interiors are expressions of our way of living, which shape our day-to-day lives and our well-being. With the exhibition ‘Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors’ the Vitra Design Museum will take a step back in time to tell the story of how private interiors have evolved over the past century. The exhibition will focus on 20 iconic interiors by architects including Assemble, Lina Bo Bardi and Josef Frank, artists like Andy Warhol, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller, and interior designers such as Elsie de Wolfe and Cecil Beaton, highlighting the important societal, political, urban and technical aspects that have shaped Western interiors.

‘Gae Aulenti: A Creative Universe,’ from February 29 to June 28, 2020

Known for her redesign of the interior of the Musée d’Orsay, Gae Aulenti was also one of the few women who achieved renown in the postwar world of Italian design and architecture. The Vitra Design Museum pays homage to Aulenti with an exhibition that looks back on her prolific, multifaceted career.

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