Design, in all its forms, can often be distilled down to its three core principles: colour, composition, and noodle collage. Appreciate the many facets of art and design with today's Groupon to Design Exchange. Choose between the following options:
- For $65, you get a one-year family/dual membership, valid for two adults and up to four children younger than 18 (a $135.60 value, including HST).
- For $10, you get an exhibition admission for two to the Diana, The People's Princess: The Life of a Royal Icon exhibit or the Play > Nation exhibit (up to a $20 value).
A non-profit design centre and museum, Design Exchange educates guests in all realms of design with unique lectures, programs, exhibitions, tours of its historic building and collection, and youth activities. A family/dual membership grants pairs and families unlimited exhibition entrances, as well as free admission or discounts to lectures, movie nights, workshops, and gladiatorial paintbrush matches. Members may also enter a raffle drawing for two tickets to the November DX Awards, a celebration of excellence and creative mind bending in Canadian design. Membership also proffers discounts for children's enrolment in design camps and a 15 per cent discount off items from the DX Shop, a gallery of designer publications, apparel, household goods, and decor. Visitors may expect impromptu sightings of the industry's most creative and untamed minds, as well as peeks at upcoming design trends.
Exhibition ticket holders, meanwhile, garner an admission for two which is valid for select exhibits. Eschew passports and legal car-registration documents for a visual joyride at the Diana, The People's Princess: The Life of a Royal Icon exhibit (through June 10), where 14 of the late Princess of Wales's most famous gowns swaddle eyes in the luxe drapings of dresses composed by British designers such as Victor Edelstein, Zandra Rhodes, and Catherine Walker. Likewise, the Play > Nation multimedia exhibition explores Canada's pronounced love of nature and its collective passion for outdoor sports and sturdy pants (runs July 1 to October 10).