london design festival the v&a

Given that it’s one of the world’s leading art and design museum, it’s no surprise that the V&A collaborates with LDF, and they’ve got another bumper programme for 2019. Here’s what you wanna see…

Matthew McCormick| Avalanche

This installation, placed on the landing of the V&A’s British Gallery, features a low-lit, reflective space that is designed to evoke feelings of uncertainty and entrapment. It’s a place to pause, consider your decisions and find a way out.

Sony Design | Affinity in Autonomy

This interactive robotic pendulum explores the relationship between humans and AI. The pendulum can move at random and it can also detect human presence and move accordingly in recognition – the robot is forming a connection with you.

Kengo Kuma | Bamboo Ring

Kengo Kuma is exploring ideas of lightness, strength and connecting people and place with this doughnut-shaped structure, created by weaving rings of carbon fibre and bamboo together. In Japan, bamboo is a symbol of strength and rapid growth.

Rony Plesl | Sacred Geometry

Drawing inspiration from sacred geometry – the system that organises reality according to the basic principles of geometry – Rony Plesl has created a structure made from uranium glass, using groundbreaking glass casting technology.


Ten designers are collaborating with ten leaders of cultural institutions, including Tristram Hunt of the V&A, Hans Ulrich-Obrist of the Serpentine Galleries, Tamara Rojo of the English National Ballet and Kwame Kwei-Armah, of the Young Vic, to create a ‘legacy’ piece made from American red oak.

V&A, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL