Design Museum Holon opened in March 2010 and had quickly established itself as one of the world's leading museums of design and contemporary culture. Housed in an iconic building by the internationally acclaimed architect, Ron Arad, Design Museum Holon is a vital and dynamic resource for designers, students, creative industries and the general public. Each year the Museum presents an exciting and varied programme of exhibitions and events each dedicated to helping visitors gain a deeper understanding of design and the role it plays in our lives.
The establishment of Design Museum Holon is a high point in the ongoing process of transforming the city of Holon into an epicenter of culture and education. Over the past decade, the city has introduced a wealth of edification programs, launched cultural festivals, opened new museums and introduced urban art installations, all leading to the enrichment of municipal life.
The primary goals of Design Museum Holon are to inspire and challenge the design community and the general public’s perception of design and the way it affects their lives.
The city of Holon, under the direction of Mayor Moti Sasson and Managing Director Hana Hertsman, turned to Ron Arad, world renowned designer and architect, to create an iconic building that would provide visitors with an immersive environment in which to gain access to and explore the world of design.Design Museum Holon would seek to embody Holon’s longstanding dedication to culture and education and its desire to elevate the field of design into a leading position on the Israeli cultural agenda.The Holon municipality has invested 17 million dollars in the establishment of the Design Museum Holon and is committed to providing continued support in the first five years of its activity.Design Museum Holon will lead the international and Israeli cultural landscape.The new museum joins the Holon Institute of Technology, Mediatheque and the National Israeli Cartoon Museum, all founded in Holon.2010 marked the first of many milestones in the journey to bring the discussion and exploration of design to the forefront. In conjunction with the museum’s opening, the city of Holon was celebrating its seventieth year and featured design concepts in its many galleries, outdoor exhibition spaces and special events.