The 10th edition of London Design Festival started last week with a bang and today I am going to sharea the two biggest highlights at the Vitoria & Albert Musuem – The Prism installation by Keiichi Matsuda and the Mimicry Chairs by Nendo. To being with, let us take a look at the Prism. It was commissioned by Veuve Clicquot as part of the festival. Prism is a series of screens which presents an alternative view of London, exposing unseen data flows in the capital through a sculptural, immersive interface suspended in the Victoria & Albert museum’s uppermost cupola which is basically the highest point of the museum. Matsuda and his design team will giving a free talk at Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre on the 19th September 2012 at 1:00 p.m to discuss the concept and share their experince during the design process of this colorful installation.
The second biggest highlight is the Mimicry chairs installation by Japanese design studio Nendo. The creative design studio has created a series of installations which are made from pressed and punched metal and lacquered white to create a haunted space. The series will be installed at different localtions of the musuem starting from the entrance lobby. The journey then carries on throughout the space – positioning the chairs in galleries, staircases and corridors. each design has been carefully created to reflect and ‘mimic’ the location in which it is placed – poetically communicating the relationship an object shares with its environment.