Designs on Britain explores the major contribution of Jewish emigre designers to 20th Century British design, and demonstrates how much of the most iconic British Design of the period was produced by immigrants to this country. Showcasing the work of 18 designers it encompasses graphic design, product design and corporate identity. The exhibition demonstrates that 20th century design in this country was profoundly shaped by the arrival of these pioneering designers from continental Europe who brought with them a knowledge of European modernism. Many of them radically transformed the practice and language of British design.
The catalogue expands upon the exhibition, sharing essays from the University of Brighton Design Archives, the V&A Archive of Art and Design, academics in the field of design research, and guest curators Naomi Games and Julia Weiner.