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Design Museum Sets Paul Smith Exhibit

The designer — and his creative brain — will be the subject of a show at the London museum next fall.

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DESIGNS ON SMITH: Sir Paul Smith — and his creative brain — will be the subject of a show at London’s Design Museum next fall. The show, which runs from Nov. 19, 2013 through March 2, 2014, will explore Smith’s take on design and retail. The exhibition will chart the company’s development from Smith’s first tiny shop in Nottingham to a global brand. It will spotlight the stages of design and production behind a catwalk collection, take a detailed look at a year in his life and at the people and places that have inspired him. A section will also be dedicated to Smith’s shop designs, from the sprawling pink unit on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles to the Japanese garden at the Jingumae store in Tokyo.