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 2018, which also happens to be the tenth anniversary of the partnership. Here’s what you wanna see…

Henrik Vibskov | The Onion Farm

Inspired by the long, narrow room of the Tapestry Gallery and its woven contents, Henrik Vibskov has created a 25m long installation featuring industrial brushes and textile ‘onions’ that seem like they’re spinning across the gallery. The piece is meant to be interactive, so touch it and brush up against it as you move through the space.

Pentagram x 14-18 NOW | Dazzle

Design agency Pentagram is taking on the WW1 concept of ‘dazzle’ – where camouflage patterns were painted onto ships to confuse enemy vessels – and applying it to a Room 131A insiude the msueum.

Beatie Wolfe | The Art of Music in the Digital Age

Musician Beatie Wolfe explores the relationship between design, music and technology with a series of activiations and installations, including a listening experience in an anechoic chamber with live AR artwork animations, a 3D vinyl for the phone; and a musical jacket made with BeatWoven fabric using Wolfe’s music.

Arvo Pärt x Arup | Memory & Light

Composer Arvo Pärt’s quote “I could compare my music to white light, which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener” is the inspo for this curved screen and listening bench installation in the Norfolk House Music Room.

Michael Anastassiades | A Fountain For London

Michael Anastassiades has designed a prototype drinking fountain in an effort to reduce plastic bottle usage. Two fountains will be on display at the V&A’s John Madejski garden and outside in the Brompton Design District.

V&A, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL