Museum of Failure Los Angeles

Museum of Failure Now in Los Angeles

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Good news. Los Angeles currently has a pop up museum where you can see great “artifacts” of the past such as the Ford Edsel, the Teleguide, the Itera bicycle, and the Twitter Peak.

Wait. Having trouble knowing what these are? It could be because they are all fails from some of the top companies around the world. Yes, Los Angeles has a museum in town highlighting some of the biggest failure products created all over the world.

Museum of Failure Los Angeles

Museum of Failure Los Angeles

The Museum of Failure is brought to town via the world tour debut from its original home, Helsingborg, Sweden. While you have the chance to see some hilarious and interesting products that may make you think, “what were they thinking!?” — you will also have the chance to join in on their hosted evenings with activities related to failure. Sounding interesting? It should be. Imagine a recreation of a failed menu tasting at a restaurant, failed brews from microbreweries all around the world, and even failed music played by a classical pianist!

The museum offers exhibits featuring centuries-old failures as well as some of the latest and greatest fails of the 21st century (think Google Glass).

While the concept may seem a bit depressing, you could be surprised at how inspired you can be by the exhibit. The curator, Dr. Samuel West, wants the exhibit to help remind us that failure isn’t always bad.  Quite often, the best new products and ideas come after multiple failures. And even if some paths end, we can always have a laugh at some of the silly ideas we come up with.

The Museum of Failure will run through February 4th at The Los Angeles A+ D Architecture and Design Museum at 900 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA in DTLA. You can find and purchase tickets here: The Museum of Failure Los Angeles Website.

-By Lindsay

 

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