Peter Lloyd posted an articleThe Design Museum is now open in its spectacular new location on High Street Kensington. - See more see moreThe Design Museum is now open in its spectacular new location on High Street Kensington.See more at https://designmuseum.org/new-design-museum
Derek Jones posted an articleThe Museum of Failure opens its doors in Sweden. see more
Whether it's Dewey's famous articulation of "Failure is instructive" or IDEO's more recent "fail often to succeed faster", there is a unique relationship between the process of design and learning from failure.
In design, the intention is (usually) that such failure takes place in the design process - those 99 failures should be kept in a cupboard so that the 1 brilliant solution can impress humanity for decades to come.
But now and again there are examples of designs that should never have been. Hence the Museum of Failure, which recently opened in Helsingborg, Sweden:
Of course, there are many other online resources collecting design failures around the world and don't forget Søren Rosenbak's Design Research Failures website is still going, one of the DRS Student Bursary awards in 2016.
Whether the designs in the Museum of Failure represent design or innovation failures, flawed genius or exceptional catastrophe, we leave to the reader to decide.