The Design Exchange (DX) promotes the value of Canadian design through engaging and enriching public programs and exhibitions in its aim to establish Canada as a design leader worldwide.
Located in the old Stock Exchange Building, the Design Exchange -- or DX, as it prefers to be known -- has become an important Canadian design museum. It features work from a range of disciplines, from architecture to fashion, landscape design to interactive media design. The Resource Centre has a library-like collection of design books, magazines, and other materials that can be viewed by... more
We saw the 'this is not a toy' exhibition advertised in a brochure at our hotel and we decided to pay the Design Exchange a visit. The exhibit was a bit weird but strangely good - including Star Wars, the Beatles, Gorillaz and Daft Punk. The exhibition was co-curated by Pharrell Williams.
This was not at all what I presumed a design museum would be like (and in fact has been at other locations in the past!)
For $16, you have to go up to the 3rd floor to walk a very modest floor space of pieces, that I could have easily imagined would be free to view.
Very disappointing all round.
Design Exchange offers these services: banquets, salles, réception.
Canada's only design promotion center, Design Exchange exhibits the latest in fashion, graphic design and ergonomics. Named after its location in the former Toronto Stock Exchange building, the Design Exchange also boasts the original trading floor, with its historic murals intact. The mural depicting "Work" is particularly fascinating, with its use of color and technique. International,... more