Designing often necessitates considering the aesthetic, functional, economic and sociopolitical dimensions of both the design object and design process. It may involve considerable research, thought, modeling, interactive adjustment, and re-design.

lobstertelephone by Dali
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London shows the exhibiton Surreal Things,
Surrealism and Design from 29th of March til the 22d of July 2007.

The exhibiton includes the Lobster telephone (picture) by Dali among works from Meret Oppenheim, Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray.

The exhibition explores how Surrealism evolved from radical avant-garde beginnings to become one of the most influential movements of the century and a common visual language of modernity. A definite must for the summer.