Tag Archives: V&A

Javier Mariscal at the V&A

This chair was next to the Jameel Prize. I think it’s part of the permanent collection – I think it was a new acquisition of the V&A though.
Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Art, Design show, Designers

The Jameel Prize 2011

This was the Jameel Prize exhibition this year at the V&A. I’m not sure when it will be open until; it’s going on tour at some point. Zaha Hadid is the patron of the prize, which is awarded to artists or designers inspired by Islamic tradition.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Design show

Brutal Simplicity of Thought at the V&A

‘Brutal Simplicity of Thought: How It Changed the World’ by M&C Saatchi was at the V&A in the Sackler Centre in September. I thought it was fantastic so I took pictures of all of it.

‘Simplicity looks easy. It’s not. It’s easier to complicate than to simplify. This display by M&C Saatchi brings to life stunningly simple examples of concepts that have changed the world – from God to the humble paper clip; it celebrates moments when Brutal Simplicity of Thought ruled the world and showed that Nothing is Impossible. Based on the soon to be published book Brutal Simplicity of Thought (Ebury Publishing), this display aims to make us see everything afresh. It is the distillation, in words and pictures, of the Saatchi approach.’ – V&A website
Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under Art, Design show

Industrial Revolution 2.0 at the V&A, Design Week 2011

Passing through the statue hall in the V&A, I did a double take. This statue had been plonked next to the familiar classical permanent ones. Looking at it, it seemed to have a theme of modern notions of beauty – fashion accessories floated from the bust’s hair. The presence of the bust was a good touch to the V&A’s collections during Design Week.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Design show

Textile Field at the V&A, LDF 2011

This was the Textile Field at the V&A during London Design Week. It was lovely to see people’s behaviour change because of its presence – nobody would behave so freely, lying down with shoes off, in the V&A unless there was an intervention like this.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Design show, Designers

Timber Wave by AL_A at the V&A


What a greeting to the V&A this Design Week.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Art, Designers