Enhancing the teaching and research activities of the Department of Design, the UC Davis Design Museum explores how design shapes, improves and makes economically viable the objects, technology and environments we use, inhabit and experience every day.
The UC Davis Design Museum is a founding adopter of the Green Museums Accord. The Accord is a set of five principles that propel museums to become environmental leaders, and is administered by the California Association of Museums and the Green Museums Initiative.
“Weaving and Woodwork: A Scandinavian Design Partnership” celebrates the long and distinguished careers of UC Davis design professor emeritus Helge Olsen and his wife Birgitta Olsen. The exhibition combines Helge’s wood furniture design with Birgitta’s woven wall tapestries, which reflect their Scandinavian upbringing, training and design aesthetic.
“Gratitude, Design-by-Design” Undergraduate Senior Showcase” is the annual juried student competition highlighting the breadth, talent, and diversity of the Department of Design, as shown through the outstanding course work produced over the past year.