One of the world’s top art and design museum – Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) also took part in London Design Festival 2016 to celebrate London as the creative, inspiring city, featuring different interesting contemporary art installations and designs. Below are the selective top three designs from V&A.
By British design entrepreneur Benjamin Hubert, of experience design agency Layer
in collaboration with German brand Braun
A kinetic installation was made of 50,000 mirror-finish stainless steel panels in 20-metre by 1.2-metre size with a reflection from LED light giving a whimsical morphing pattern moving across the gallery. Together with the atmospheric soundscape, visitors were able to immerse themselves in the astonishing fluid sensation.
The Green Room
By London Design Studio Glithero in partnership with luxury watchmaker Panerai
‘Time’ – a premise of the watchmaker was a design inspiration that is translated through a monument-like kinetic cylindrical curtain that was made of 160 multicolored silicone cords, located in the six storey stairwell. Visitors were able to view the wave of color from the moving cords started from the ground floor, all the way to the top of the installation on level 6.
Elytra Filament Pavilion
By architect and researcher Achim Menges, in collaboration with architects Moritz Dörstelmann, structural engineer Jan Knippers and climate engineer Thomas Auer,
together with the support from Volkswagen Group
The Elytra Filament Pavilion located in the courtyard of V&A Museum portrayed a fuse of design and engineer through its materials which were a binding of transparent glass fibre and black carbon fibre creating web-like hexagonal components. This robotic fabricated pavilion showcased a face of future robotic design and construction industries.