Vision & Mission
Design is everywhere. So are we.
Design Museum Boston is a new kind of museum. Like design, it’s everywhere and for everyone; it’s transformative and informative; it’s inviting and uniting.
Design Museum Boston is a newcomer to New England’s cultural landscape. We are the region’s first museum dedicated solely to design. Our mission is to educate the world on the role of design in their lives and to unite the Massachusetts design community in ways that enrich our collective work, make businesses more competitive, and solve real-world problems more creatively. After all, design has the power to make our everyday lives more comfortable, more efficient, more exciting, more rewarding, more… better.
We are inspired by revolutionary design: the fruitful result of thoughtful problem solving and a willingness to break with tradition. This is why our museum has no permanent address. Design Museum Boston is a decentralized network of physical and virtual exhibits. Whether in a gallery, retail environment, public spaces or on the web, our programming gives audiences new insights into the design process and the greater social, economic, and environmental contexts that both affect and are affected by design.