London Design Week 2014 has begun and there's a lot to see, here are some of the highlights starting with the V&A Museum. From Zaha Hadid architects to Barber Osgerby it's an impressive show this year.
Crest designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and commissioned by Meliã Hotels International, provides an engaging feature across the pool in the centre of the V&A’s John Madejski Garden.
'Crest explores the relationship between surface and structure, transforming the planar water surface of the V&A's courtyard pool into a curvilinear form, creating a compelling interplay with light and reflection'
The multi-disciplinary team comprising of product designer Felix de Pass, graphic designer Michael Montgomery and ceramicist Ian McIntyre present an immersive installation called Candela within one of the V&A’s darkest spaces.
Double Space for BMW, Precision & Poetry in Motion
Fascinated by the themes of movement and the perception of space, multi-disciplinary designers Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby have devised an immersive, kinetic sculpture in conjunction with BMW that distorts the viewer’s sense of perspective as they view the Raphael cartoons on display at the V&A, as well as the architecture of the very room they’re standing in.
The entrance to the V&A’s Glass Galleries will be transformed for the Festival by a site specific work created by the Paris- based designer Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert. During a visit to Glashütte Lamberts in Waldsassen, Germany. Taking inspiration from the Art Nouveau movement’s attempts to "bring the beauty of nature back into our lives"
The V&A’s contemporary collection represents transformations in design and society. The V&A Design Fund supports selected contemporary acquisitions which are exhibited each year during London Design Festival. This year’s selection consistes of works by both emerging and established international designers, such as the renowned Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. The display will also showcase a unique method to materialise free hand drawing by Swedish design studio FRONT. Other projects will stimulate reflection on how we interact with our domestic environment, introduce radically inventive processes of sustainable modular construction and critically reflect on social and cultural changes in our urban environment.