The London Design Festival at the V&A
For the fourth year, the London Design Festival will continue its successful residence at the V&A, the world’s greatest museum of art and design. In previous years, the Festival has created a number of unforgettable installations and displays, from a beautiful staircase created from picture frames by Stuart Haygarth, to AL_A’s technically brilliant Timber Wave structure which cascaded in dramatic fashion from the Grand Entrance on to the street. During the ten days of the 2012 Festival, the V&A will provide a central hub for the capital’s major celebration of design, with a rich and varied programme of events, installations and talks that will appeal across a broad spectrum of visitors, from design aficionados to families. From landmark projects to innovative installations, the Festival at the V&A will showcase design that is thought provoking, imaginative and always inspirational.
This year, the London Design Festival has been working closely with the Museum to utilise ‘secret spaces’ within this vast edifice. During this year’s Festival, visitors will be able to experience two spectacular site-specific installations – Veuve Clicquot Prism and The Journey of a Drop – both specially-commissioned projects will appear in hidden parts of the Museum.