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London Design Festival 2014 at the V&A- 09.23.14

vamein.jpg Here’s the latest from NOTCOT’s London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw as she explores the 2014 London Design Festival.

The “spiritual home” of the London Design Festival, the Victoria and Albert Museum is always filled with fun contrasts between classical masterpieces and modern design interventions. This year was no exception, with some fascinating installations throughout the museum. Here are just a few of our favorite pieces, from the mesmerizing Candela by Felix de Pass, Michael Montgomery and Ian McIntyre to Disobedient Objects, a new exhibit exploring the role of objects in activism, to Precision & Poetry in Motion, a kinetic sculpture created by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby with BMW that rotates and reflects within the Raphael Gallery, and more…

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Paul Smith’s Shed designed with Nathalie de Leval: “The perfect room with a view; somewhere to go to switch off”.

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Crest designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and commissioned by MeliĆ£ Hotels International.

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Gallery of protest posters.

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Beautiful graphic design for the exhibition Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright.

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Candela by Felix de Pass, Michael Montgomery and Ian McIntyre. The wheel rotates under a beam which recharges the disc producing light in different patterns. Fascinating to watch and gently illuminating one of the darkest galleries in the museum.

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Disobedient Objects, a new exhibit exploring the role of objects in activism.

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Double Space for BMW - Precision & Poetry in Motion, a kinetic sculpture created by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby with BMW that rotates and reflects within the Raphael Gallery. The two enormous airfoil-shaped structures capture reflections of the works below, and behind!

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