LDF: V&A Exhibitions
Posted on 20 September 2015
Saturday 19th September, I decided to spend the day exploring the V&A museum for all the London Design Festival treasures. With twenty five LDF related features to view throughout the museum, I unfortunately missed a few on my way around. The main highlight for me was seeing Curiosity Cloud, a collection of 250 mouth-blown glass globes, each containing a hand fabricated insect that magically appears to move within the glass. The movement creates the same delicate clinking noise that you hear when an insect is attracted to a light bulb in the home but amplified 250 times to create a truly amazing experience.
The Tower of Babel was also a personal highlight for me. This huge tower is created from 3000 bone china store fronts, each photographed by the artist. It really gives you a connection to the city and an overwhelming example of of the stores and shops surrounding our streets. I could see so many people around me looking for familiar shops to them which was a fantastic feeling.