Top Places and Exhibitions to Visit in London During Decorex 2016– A cultural guide through the city of London.
‘The Green Room’ by Glithero
Glithero are British design firm led by Tim Simpson and Dutch designer Sarah van Gameren, who met and studied at the Royal College of Art. From their studio in London they create product, furniture, and time-based installations that give birth to unique and wonderful products.
Green Room is a monumental installation at the V&A, conceived by London design studio Glithero in partnership with luxury watch maker Panerai, longstanding supporter of the London Design Festival. Taking the watchmaker’s central premise of ‘time’ as the inspiration, the designers have created a kinetic piece that changes our perceptions.
“We wanted to create a time piece that people could be inside of,” says Tim Simpson. “This clock is an interactive experience rather than something you glance at.”
Renowned for their mesmerizing, time-based mechanical installations, Glithero have created a cylindrical curtain made up of 160 multicolored silicone cords that wrap around a six storey stairwell on the west side of the museum, a dramatic space that benefits from a tall classical domed ceiling and plentiful daylight thanks to its large windows.
V&A Dundee presents ‘Northern Lights’
Rich, bold and confident, Scotland’s design creativity is making an ever greater impact. Ahead of opening in 2018, the creative team behind the development of V&A Museum of Design Dundee expose the current strengths of contemporary Scottish design talent and production, its vital role in our economy and its connectivity around the world.
A fusion of structure, craft skills and body centered design, Isabelle Moore’s work is created in the exploratory environment of artist residencies and in her Edinburgh based studio.
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s installation Forecast
Made in collaboration with the V&A, the design piece moves with the wind, evoking Britain’s nautical past and its future use of renewable energy. Historically, Britain has relied on harnessing the wind for transportation, migration, trade and exploration. Today it is one of the leaders in wind power generation.