British design stories

In the post-war years, Britain reinvented itself as a centre of design innovation. In this film, contemporary British designers, including Barber & Osgerby and Thomas Heatherwick discuss how their work has been influenced by the principles of 'good design' – the legacy of key post-war designers such as Margaret Calvert and Kenneth Grange, who also feature.

This film was originally produced for the exhibition British Design 1948 – 2012: Innovation in the Modern Age, which ran at the V&A 31 March – 12 August 2012.

Background image: Children crossing sign, designed by Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir for the Ministry of Transport, 1964. © Margaret Calvert