Flash News: London Design Festival Announces Installations for 2017
The 15th edition of the London Design Festival will take place across London from 16 to 24 of September. Some of the installations for the event have been already announced and from a “building block castle” by Camille Walala to an undulating tapestry by Ross Lovegrove, 400 events are being prepares to take over the city this year!
The installation program was unveiled last week during a press conference at the V&A. Was announced the key Landmark, of this year, that will be created by the textile designer Camille Walala and will be the festival’s largest installation.
The installation, named Villa Walala, is described by the festival as a “building block castle”. With the typical design touch of Walala’s bold, colourful style, the building will be made up of giant soft shapes each patterned with a digital print.
In the V&A museum’s tapestry gallery, will be erected the Ross Lovegrove‘s Transmission installation based on the surrounding works. Created in collaboration with Alcantara, an Italian company that manufactures artificial suede, the designer has created an undulating structure that is meant to be touched.
“The installation responds to the rich scenes of wealth and aristocratic fashion depicted in the 15th-century tapestries at the V&A,” said the organizers. “Gold and silver threads create an ornamental pattern of over 2,000,000 flecks running along the edge of the sculpture, standing out brightly against the rest of the installation.”
Palestinian architects, Elias and Yousef Anastas, designed one of the more politically fuelled works, whose While We Wait installation is a tower made from a stone latticework. The work is based on the Cremisan Valley, a green area located on the seam line between the West Bank and Jerusalem, and aims to explore the “cultural claim of nature in Palestine”.
“As one of the few remaining green spaces in the Palestinian landscape, the work navigates the issues surrounding the construction of a wall in the middle of the valley, which separated links between a monastery and the local community,” said the designers.
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