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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2017 HIGHLIGHTS
October 2, 2017
Written by: Visualhouse London
Photographed by: Visualhouse London
The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. Visualhouse London took a trip to the V&A, the festival's hub, to check out the installations and programme of events this year had to offer.
'Reflection Room' by Austrailian lighting artist and UK-based designer Flynn Talbot is arguably one of the festival's biggest highlights. Take a tour of the room and see what the designer had to say about the immersive installation.
"Reflection Room is an immersive, coloured light experience that will be the first London Design Festival installation to be housed in the V&A Museum's Prince Consort Gallery." -Flynn Talbot
"The vaulted space is lit at each end to highlight and define the dramatic 35m length of the gallery, its ceiling structure and the audience walking within. It is illuminated with my signature of complementary blue and orange lighting, and large gloss black Barrisol panels are used to expand the width of the space, offering a fragmented view of shifting colours, reflections and light." -Flynn Talbot
"Reflection Room is a completely site-specific work. I conceived the idea standing in the gallery, and wanted to add my story on top of the beautiful existing architecture but not to take it over. I wanted to add to its beauty and to exhibit in a new way with an abstracted view of the existing cabinets and amazing ceiling structure. With all of my work I want to create new experiences using light that build a connection between people and place." -Flynn Talbot
"Reflection Room uses 56 custom-made stretch membrane Barrisol panels in gloss black. Fitted within the panels, at each end of the room, are light columns in orange and blue, a combination of colours that creates a certain magic. The resulting play of verticals serves to transform the space into a vivid hall of coloured light. The visitors are an integral part of installation. Each person will be lit in a unique way of depending on where they are standing, adding to the rich depth of reflections within the gallery." -Flynn Talbot