“THE SWAROVSKI FOUNDATION CENTRE FOR LEARNING IS VITAL TO THE DESIGN MUSEUM’S PURPOSE: THAT EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THE VALUE OF DESIGN. IT WILL SERVE AS A HOTBED OF IDEAS AND WILL NURTURE THE NEXT GENERATION OF CREATIVE TALENTS.”
— Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum

Swarovski's legacy and heritage goes hand in hand with a company-old commitment to innovation and excellence in design. Celebrating a new chapter in the lauded Design Museum's history with a grand reopening and new location, Swarovski's relationship with the institution, dating back to 2012, has now become a partnership.

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Design has been at the heart of Swarovski for the past 120 years, both in pushing the boundaries of innovation and nurturing and developing creative minds. In November 2016, the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning was unveiled as part of London’s new Design Museum, marking a powerful new embodiment of the Swarovski Foundation’s commitment to supporting education in the creative sphere.

The Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning is the epicenter of a creative future, a learning campus within the Design Museum helping to develop and nurture the next generation of talent. The space is built to inspire, excite and engage, exemplifying the value of design as a potent and optimistic force for change. 

Up to 60,000 learners will benefit annually, drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds through five unique creative learning spaces:

  • Creative Workshop
  • Common Room
  • Ulm Room
  • Bauhaus Room
  • Design Studio

A wide ranging portfolio of learning programs complement, extend and enrich design education in schools, colleges and universities, through capacity building projects that provide a vital, real world context both for educators and young people.

By bringing together the worlds of formal education, informal learning, and professional design, the Swarovski Foundation and the Design Museum act to foster a new generation of world-class designers.