Somewhere Totally Else

At London's Design Museum

"Somewhere Totally Else," the first-ever European Design Biennial, opens September 27 at London's brilliant and underrated Design Museum. The premise that cutting-edge design is transforming everyday life is borne out by a spacey white, red, and green plastic office ensemble by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra, Sainsbury's square baked bean cans, and the Trent 900 jumbo-jet engine designed and manufactured by Rolls-Royce.