Matteo Fogale & Laetitia de Allegri at the Victoria and Albert Museum
26 may 2015 by art:i:curate team
art:i:curate's designers, Matteo Fogale & Laetitia de Allegri, winners of 'Best Denim' Wallpaper* Design Awards 2015 earlier this year, are joining forces with Johnson Tiles to create a colourful installation on the occasion of London Design Festival 2015.
"The London Design Festival is a vibrant think tank, which annually presents some of the most interesting contemporary work being created in the world. As an organisation that aims to inspire creativity in everyone, the V&A is proud to partner once again with the Festival. During the 9-day period visitors will be able to see a series of exciting and beautiful installations interacting with our world-renowned collections and historic spaces; take part in innovative design workshops; and hear from the best international designers working today to motivate, provoke and discover new creative ideas." - Dr Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum
Established in 2003, the London Design Festival has attained a reputation as one of the largest and most innovative design events in the world. This year the Festival will again celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, creating a platform for inspirational design initiatives. Over 350 events and installations will be on offer across the city, from a stimulating programme at the Victoria and Albert Museum to a series of installations and exhibitions in Somerset House. The Festival will showcase ideas from more than 250 partners, representing the heart of London’s design community, proving its role as a leading force in the city’s creative economy.
Laetitia de Allegri and Matteo Fogale will create a colourful installation on the bridge over the Medieval and Renaissance galleries of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Inspired by the Renaissance which saw the birth of perspective in art, they have created a landscape of shapes which will emphasise the visitor’s viewpoint at the entrance to the bridge. The overlapping of semi-transparent colours will create a void and feeling of depth while the arrangement of the tiles on the floor will represent the grid and perspective lines on a drawing. The designers reference the V&A’s glass and stained glass collections through their use of coloured transparent materials.
London Design Festival 2015 will run between 19-27 of September 2015 on various locations across London.