V&A Commission

In 2010 the Festival commissioned artist and designer Stuart Haygarth to collaborate with leading framing company John Jones to create a dramatic installation on the grand marble staircase leading to the Architecture Galleries.

Haygarth created a cascade from over 30 traditional and contemporary, bespoke frame mouldings, spanning in lengths of almost 20 metres each over the staircase, bringing a significant piece of the Museum's architecture to life. Each profile was individually finished with colours, stains, wax finishes and specialist techniques including traditional gold leaf.

Creating magical and evocative stories through objects is central to Haygarth's work, and his installation at the V&A will be no exception. As Haygarth said: "My work revolves around everyday objects, collected in large quantities, categorised and presented in such a way that they are given new meaning."

London Design Festival

Over nine days in September, the London Design Festival feature hundreds of events taking place across London, showcasing the city's pivotal role in global design. The London Design Festival 2018 will be held 15-23 September, featuring over 400 Partners, Landmark Projects, and V&A Commissions.

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