For those of you who missed out, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest installation designs from recent London Design Festival. Brand consultant Lize Theron, DECO’s London correspondent, paid these sights a visit. Here are 5 designs that still have London (and the world) talking…
1. Timber Wave by Amanda Levete Architects. Composed of fine strips of red oak and metallic pieces, this impressive and intricate structure transformed the grand entrance to the Victoria & Albert Museum, spanning the full height of the museum doors.
2. Textile Field Installation by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, in collaboration with textile company Kvadrat. This 30-meter long installation inside the V&A Museum is an expansive, colored foam and textile surface which produces a sensual environment on which visitors can comfortably lounge themselves. ‘The Victoria & Albert Museum invited us to intervene in any space we wanted within the Museum: the result is Textile Field. Everyone can immerse into this temporary installation, for a minute, an hour or more, that is the idea. No efforts, no apprehension just contemplation’, says Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
3. Reddress by Company. This installation allowed for the audiences to sit inside the 238 pockets of a giant red dress worn by performers at York Hall. The dress is made from over 550 meters of fabric by Danish brand Kvadrat and is 20 meters in diameter.
4. LEGO Greenhouse by Sebastian Bergne. Situated in Covent Garden, this is the world’s first functional hothouse made entirely of LEGO bricks. Commissioned by LEGO UK, this greenhouse is made from roughly 100 000 LEGO bricks. We want one too!
5. Moments in time: Watch Sculptures by Dominic Wilcox. We instantly fell in love with Dominic’s miniature watch installations. This is a series of one-off, customised time pieces commissioned by Dezeen and seen at their pop-up shop Dezeen Space in Shoreditch, London. On show until 16 October.
Watch this space for more on London design in upcoming weeks.
* Photographs: Timber Wave by Lize Theron and www.muuuz.com; Textile Field by Studio Bouroullec & V&A Images; Reddress by Kate Elliott; LEGO Greenhouse by Lize Theron; Watch Sculptures by Lize Theron and www.dezeen.com