To coincide with the London Olympic Games in 2012 the V&A will stage a major exhibition on British Post-war Art and Design. The games offer a unique opportunity to celebrate the best of British design and this authoritative show will document the transformation of design in Britain between the post-war ‘Austerity Games’ of 1948 and the global competition taking place in 2012. Drawing on the V&A’s unrivalled collections, the exhibition will include product design, fashion and textiles, furniture, ceramics and glass, theatre design, graphics, photography, architecture, fine art and sculpture. It will be the first exhibition to examine the ways in which designers born, trained or working in the UK have produced innovative, internationally acclaimed and iconic works which have transformed the lives and dreams of many.