Industrial Design’s Museum of Failure

From a rejuvenation mask that shocked the face with electric current to rental DVDs that stopped working after 48 hours and dozens of poorly conceived mobile phones, Dr Samuel West has curated quite the collection at Sweden’s Museum of Failure. His goal, however, isn’t to make a mockery of anyone. Rather, it’s to convey lessons learned through failed product design. Big names (such as Apple and Ford) as well as many smaller design firms have stumbled and their mistakes deliver valid design information. The museum’s exhibitions are presented in Swedish, English and German (soon) and West plans on hosting programs associated with failure in the near future, as well.