This year marks the tenth anniversary of the London Design Festival. Each year, the Festival invites several designers to create installations around the city, such as last year’s installations at the V&A. Let’s take a look at this year’s projects:
Imagine an alien, rubberized structure in the middle of London’s best known square – Trafalgar Square – and you have this BE OPEN Sound Portal. The design is one that you can’t see, but must sense. Designed by Arup with Sound and Music.
London-based designer, digital artist and film-maker Keiichi Matsuda was commissioned to present this digital installation, which provides an alternative view of London through the many faces of a lantern-like prism with live data projected onto these surfaces.
This is a free event, but tickets are required. Go to Veuvecliquotprism.com to book tickets. Open 14-23 September from 10:45-16:30 daily.
Japanese studio Nendo (as we feature often) created a series of mini-installations throughout various areas of the V&A, starting with a single Mimicry Chair at the entrance. These chairs have been rearranged to complement the spaces for which they were intended for.
British lighting and furniture maker Established & Sons created this installations of 10 benches with 10 designers – each using a different material. These benches are placed in the John Madejski Garden at the centre of the V&A. The designers and their material sponsors are:
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