Open Tue–Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 11am–5pm

In Sheffield school half-term (week commencing 25 Oct):
Mon-Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Closed 24 Dec 2021 – 3 Jan 2022

Millennium Gallery
Arundel Gate
S1 2PP

Join & Support Us | Find out more about how you can get involved

Christopher Dresser: Pioneer of Modern Design

Alice Liddell by Lewis Carroll, 1858. Image © National Portrait Gallery
Saturday 6 October 2018 - Sunday 8 September 2019

Christopher Dresser (1834–1904) designed products that were radical in their time and still look contemporary today. He is thought of as the first independent industrial designer and is recognised as a pioneer of modern product design.

This display showcases a selection of Dresser’s work, including innovative and striking homeware products, designs and photographs.

This project was created to support DesignLab Nation, the V&A’s National Schools Programme, that aims to inspire the next generation of designers and expand the reach of the V&A collections. The programme brings together secondary schools in partnership with regional museums, local designers and the V&A. 

With support from:

V&A logo~

Foyle Foundation logo

 Design lab logo      

 Art Fund logo