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MAKING THE MODERN WORLD
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period:  1950-1965 Design Diversity

'Britain Can Make It' exhibition logo. © Science Museum / Science and Society

Post-war prosperity allowed people to make lifestyle choices. The use of design to distinguish products became increasingly important.

1950-1965
Design Diversity
New choices in consumer goods
While goods got cheaper, some fought on for 'truth to materials' and 'good design'.
Home comforts
Domestic technologies transformed kitchens, home entertainment and home improvements.
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