Sunday, October 6, 2013

Victoria and Albert Museum, London Blogtour London with Modenus

Have you ever witnessed something so beautiful it was hard to describe?Sometimes the experience of actual being in a space is so much greater than a photograph can portray.  This was the case of the Bocci chandelier installed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London for Design Festival week.  Canadian based designer, Omer Arbel suspended 280 individual series 28 glass glass pendant lamps.  Each lamp was handmade in Bocci's Canadian glass factory using a process developed by Arbel.   lights from copper cord to create a beautiful chandelier for London Design Week.  Our guide said the copper wiring was first hung and then the glass was affixed to the wires. The chandelier descended  from the highest pinnacle of the museum ceiling then spanned the height of the Museum through the Ceramics Galleries and continued to descend through the coffered ceiling beneath to finally appear above the main entrance.     

The final product... breathtaking 

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The Victoria & Albert Museum was pretty incredible all around.
I could have spent days in the museum.  The sculptures and art alone were
fabulous.  There was an interesting Pearl exhibit.  The fashion exhibits were
amazing, with collections of Christian Dior and other famous designers, as
well as a current exhibit of 
We arrived before the museum was open and had a grand tour
of all the exhibits in celebration of London Design Festival Week.
The sketchbook gallery was my favorite.  

Here are other beautiful visuals of our visit to the V & A....

Ally Capellini "Buns on Seats"

The Fashion Gallery shows European fashion, fabrics and
 accessories  from 1750 to the present day.

The Sketch Relay Wall

Art by David Lupton

Art by Jessica Allan

Art by Virgina Armstrong

 Mole Skin Relay where artist used moleskin journal pages to express how they are inspired.

The Wind Portal by Najla El Zein  which consists of 5,000 paper windmills.

Amorim Cork Floor project  over the bridge in the Museum

"Oki Naganode" by Julia Lohmann sculpture made with  Japanese 
seaweed, cane and aluminum. 

Beautiful tile patterned floors and walls.  The building itself is remarkable.

The lighting in the dining hall.  We had a lovely lunch here.

Beautiful Dale Chihuly Chandelier in the main

From the ceiling to the floor and everything in between,
If you are ever in London, this is a don't miss for sure!

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  1. Dear Lisa, I don't think there is anything more artistic ........
    Art by Karena

    1. My only regret was not having more time there! It was fab!


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