~ Journey of a drop// Rolf Sachs at the London Design Festival

These amazing images come from an installation called Journey of a drop by conceptual designer Rolf Sachs. The setting provides an amazing location, you really sense the anticipation as the drops fall - almost imperceptibly and land in a pool of colour before disappearing, only to start again.
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Conceptual designer Rolf Sachs has responded to the grandeur of the V&A's Henry Cole Wing Grand Staircase with an evocative installation that fully exploits the soaring height of the ornate space, which is open to the public for the very first time during the Festival. 

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There is a purity to the concept of this installation: individual drops of three primary-coloured inks are released from the great height of the staircase in measured intervals. Spectators are able to watch the drops of ink land with precision into a vast glass tank of illuminated liquid, exploding into organic colour clouds; each one different and mesmerising in form.
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Upon arrival visitors are welcomed by choreographed soundscapes of droplets hitting the liquid; the sound amplifying through the space. 
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'As the drops commence their journey, there will be a sense of anticipation, followed by a visual spectacle.' states Sachs. 'Each drop within the sequence creates a unique and magical colour explosion, mysteriously disappearing moments later.'

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The Victoria & Albert Museum
Henry Cole Wing Grand Staircase,
access via Lunch Room 1,
Sackler Centre.
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL