Sunday, 25 September 2016

London Design Festival: The Green Room & Foil

Green Room

I really enjoyed the drama of this Green Room installation which explores the concept of time, by London based design studio Glithero at the V&A. It really utilised the space beautifully which is a 17.5 metre drop, and I liked the contrast of the modern vibrant silicone cords against the classical antique architectural elements in the setting of the staircase. Walking up the stairs around the installation I really appreciated the sensations of colour and movement as the cords changed colour. I felt it was another very successful project for the Design Festival.


I also enjoyed the drama of Foil, an installation by design agency Layer in the V&A's Tapestry room. The room was darkened and light effects were created by LED lights reflecting off the small 50,000 triangular, mirror-finished stainless steel panels, which were set on a 20-metre long undulating bed which ran down the centre of the room. The shape of the small reflective panels were inspired by Braun shaver heads, and the installation is a collaborration with the German company. The shimmering lighting effects in the room were complimented by moody, ambient music. It was an interesting sensory experience.