Occupying a previously unused basement area of the V&A and intended to exhibit industrial design, the Boilerhouse Project was the initial incarnation of the
Design Museum, before the move to its
first permanent home at Shad Thames.
Created for an exhibition mounted in 1984, these ramped, wedge-shaped vitrines
were designed to provoke a physical response from visitors, who had to bend and crouch in order to see the full array of