London Design Festival 2011


01 'Timber Wave' by Amanda Levete Architects outside the V&A
'Timber Wave' by Amanda Levete Architects outside the V&A

02 Architect John Pawson's 'Perspectives' installation, in collaboration with Swarovski Crystal Palace, commissioned by the festival for the base of the South West Tower at St Paul's Cathedral
Architect John Pawson's 'Perspectives' installation, in collaboration with Swarovski Crystal Palace, commissioned by the festival for the base of the South West Tower at St Paul's Cathedral

03 Pawson has a devised a unique, concave Swarovski crystal meniscus for the tower, as well as a spherical convex mirror for the cupola above.
Pawson has a devised a unique, concave Swarovski crystal meniscus for the tower, as well as a spherical convex mirror for the cupola above.

04 In Dover Street Market, Finnish brand Artek unveiled its new White collection of lighting products by Ville Kokkonen
In Dover Street Market, Finnish brand Artek unveiled its new White collection of lighting products by Ville Kokkonen

05 An exhibition of Robert Stadler's new work, titled Shading, at Carpenters Workshop Gallery
An exhibition of Robert Stadler's new work, titled Shading, at Carpenters Workshop Gallery

06 'Possible Low Table' by Robert Stadler for Carpenters Workshop Gallery
'Possible Low Table' by Robert Stadler for Carpenters Workshop Gallery

07 'Exercise' collection of tables and stools by Robert Stadler for Carpenters Workshop Gallery
'Exercise' collection of tables and stools by Robert Stadler for Carpenters Workshop Gallery

07 'Exercise' collection of tables and stools by Robert Stadler for Carpenters Workshop Gallery
'Exercise' collection of tables and stools by Robert Stadler for Carpenters Workshop Gallery

09 Gallery Fumi's Studioware show includes new works by Max Lamb, Studio Glithero and Johannes Nagel
Gallery Fumi's Studioware show includes new works by Max Lamb, Studio Glithero and Johannes Nagel

010 The 'Woodware' collection by Max Lamb is made from dowel rods of may different wood types, including beech, oak, cherry, walnut, maple and ash
The 'Woodware' collection by Max Lamb is made from dowel rods of may different wood types, including beech, oak, cherry, walnut, maple and ash.

011 In the basement of the gallery, ceramics by Johannes Nagel are shown alongside Studio Glithero's Paper Planes project - a collaboration with the Baddeley Brothers.
In the basement of the gallery, ceramics by Johannes Nagel are shown alongside Studio Glithero's Paper Planes project - a collaboration with the Baddeley Brothers.

012 A mixture of sand moulded and composite works by Johannes Nagel for Gallery Fumi
A mixture of sand moulded and composite works by Johannes Nagel for Gallery Fumi

013 Michael Anastassiades has taken up temporary residence in a Victorian jewellery shop on Brompton Road - photo by Ben Murphy
Michael Anastassiades has taken up temporary residence in a Victorian jewellery shop on Brompton Road - photo by Ben Murphy

014 Here he is showing a selection of new lighting works... - photo by Ben Murphy
Here he is showing a selection of new lighting works... - photo by Ben Murphy

015 The emphatically modern creations are counterpointed by the old fashioned cabinetry - photo by Ben Murphy
The emphatically modern creations are counterpointed by the old fashioned cabinetry - photo by Ben Murphy

016 'Meltware' by Maaike Seegers at Mint
'Meltware' by Maaike Seegers at Mint

017 'CM180-B' lights by .PSLAB at Mint
'CM180-B' lights by .PSLAB at Mint

018 'Bloom' lights, designed by Patrick Jouin and 3D printed in nylon by Materialise. They are part of a series of works dispersed throughout the V&A as part of the 'Industrial Revolution 2.0.
'Bloom' lights, designed by Patrick Jouin and 3D printed in nylon by Materialise. They are part of a series of works dispersed throughout the V&A as part of the 'Industrial Revolution 2.0.

019 100% Design - Furniture by Decipher
100% Design - Furniture by Decipher

020 100% Design - Clocks by Nick Fraser
100% Design - Clocks by Nick Fraser

021 100% Design - 'Stiletto' collection by Brigid Strevens
100% Design - 'Stiletto' collection by Brigid Strevens

022 100% Design - A design for the '1-2 Project', a social venture initiated by graphic designer Park Jiwon
100% Design - A design for the '1/2 Project', a social venture initiated by graphic designer Park Jiwon.

024 Comprising hundreds of fragments of maps of London, it shrouds the latest Established & Sons collection of furniture by the likes of Konstantin Grcic
Comprising hundreds of fragments of maps of London, it shrouds the latest Established & Sons collection of furniture by the likes of Konstantin Grcic.

025 A close-up of the fog-like installation
A close-up of the fog-like installation.

026 The main reception room of the embassy features work by some of the 50 Swedish designers
The main reception room of the embassy features work by some of the 50 Swedish designers.

027 The new Fritz Hansen and Skandium collaboration consists of a new showroom where vintage Scandinavian ceramics are on sale, including these by Royal Copenhagen
The new Fritz Hansen and Skandium collaboration consists of a new showroom where vintage Scandinavian ceramics are on sale, including these by Royal Copenhagen.

028 A collection of made-in-Staffordshire tabeware from the FLUX collective, on sale at European Design Centre
A collection of made-in-Staffordshire tabeware from the FLUX collective, on sale at European Design Centre.

029 'PK24' wicker lounger, one of a collection of reissues in the new showroom by Poul Kjærholm from 1965
'PK24' wicker lounger, one of a collection of reissues in the new showroom by Poul Kjærholm from 1965.

030 'PK54' marble dining table by Poul Kjærholm from 1963 comes with removable wooden leaves

031 Kate Maestri curated by Pete Collard at the Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery
Kate Maestri curated by Pete Collard at the Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery.

Photos: Wallpaper

A standout installation of the programme was the transformation of the Museum's Grand Entrance by award-winning architects Amanda Levete Architects. A majestic three-dimensional latticework spiral made from red oak spanned the height of the Museum doors. Opening up long views along Cromwell Road, the installation took the V&A out onto the street, and exuberantly celebrated the London Design Festival's residency at the V&A.

Timber Wave - supported by The American Hardwood Export Council with lighting designed by SEAM Design - builds on a collection of installations that demonstrate the enduring qualities of American hardwood. Inside the V&A, France's most accomplished design duo, the Bouroullec Brothers, created Textile Field - an expansive, coloured foam and textile installation with gentle inclinations that produce a sensual environment on which visitors could comfortably lounge and immerse themselves in the stunning Raphael Gallery. The 30-metre long installation was supported by Kvadrat - continuing a tradition established by the Danish materials manufacturer to continuously push the aesthetic, technological and artistic boundaries of textiles. [LDF]


Uma instalação de destaque do programa foi a transformação da entrada grande do Museu pelo arquitetos premiados Amanda Levete Architects. Uma espiral majestosa tridimensional feita a partir de carvalho vermelho mediu a altura das portas do Museu. Abrindo longas vistas pelo Cromwell Road, a instalação levou o V&A para a rua, e celebrou exuberantemente a residência do London Design Festival no V&A.

Timber Wave - apoiada pelo The American Hardwood Export Council com iluminação desenhada pelo SEAM Design - baseia-se num conjunto de instalações que demonstram as qualidades duradouras da madeira americana. Dentro do V&A, a dupla de designers mais talentosos de França, os irmãos Bouroullec, criaram uma espuma expansiva colorida e instalação têxteis com inclinações suaves que produzem um ambiente sensual em que os visitantes poderiam confortavelmente relaxar e mergulhar na deslumbrante Galeria Raphael. A instalação de 30 metros de comprimento foi apoiada por Kvadrat - continuando a tradição estabelecida pelo fabricante dos materiais dinamarquês continuamente desenvolveu os limites estéticos, tecnológicos e artísticos de têxteis. [LDF]




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