The V&A has become an unmissable venue on the London Design Festival trail, with commissions and conceptual explorations on show throughout the museum.
It hit you as soon as you walked through the main door with Omer Arbel’s 280 piece chandelier for Bocci, pouring down past Edmund de Waal’s porcelain circle (just seen at the top of the picture) to explode in the front entrance. This certainly gives the Chihuly piece further in a run for its money.
The gorgeous Norfolk House Music Room hosted The Dinner Party, an installation by Scholten and Baijings creating the impression of an interrupted party (the guests have just popped outside). The products, all designed by the company, included items for Georg Jensen, Hay and Karimoku New Standard.
I was intrigued by this piece, Cyclothymia by Alessandro Brighetti, an ever-changing scenario (hence my slightly blurred images) exploring the sometimes violent and erratic condition of schizophrenia in a visual way using using electromagnetism on oil-based ferrofluids.