London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s leading Museum of art and design. The collections are unrivaled in their scope and diversity, spanning over 5,000 years of human creativity in virtually every medium and from many parts of the world. A close relationship with the creative industries has made the V&A the ideal hub for the London Design Festival for the last seven years, offering an inspiring collection of design installations, both large and small, throughout the Museum. These various interventions and displays transform the galleries and corridors of the V&A into a treasure trail of design that visitors can explore.
Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum said: “Over the last seven years, the London Design Festival at the V&A has gone from strength to strength, delivering to the Museum an extraordinary range of design installations both large and small, intricate and majestic. It is always thrilling to see the Museum enlivened by the broad and imaginative range of displays and installations that appear during the London Design Festival, sitting alongside an equally diverse programme of exhibitions and displays.”
The V&A and London Design Festival, with support from the Government of Mexico, commissioned Mexican architect, Frida Escobedo, to create an installation in the V&A’s John Madejski Garden to mark the Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom.
Amongst the 2015 designers were mischer’traxler with their “Perrier-Jouët curiosity cloud” and Grafton Architects and concrete experts Graphic Relief with their “The Ogham Wall” what interprets letters from this ancient Irish Ogham alphabet, as an architectural construct of 3m high concrete ‘fins’.