|January 1, 2009||to||October 19, 2009|
TELLING TALES: FANTASY AND FEAR IN CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
14 July – 18 October
This summer the V&A will explore the recent trend among European designers for limited edition pieces that push the boundaries between art and design. The exhibition will bring together around 50 objects that share common themes such as fantasy, parody and a concern with mortality. It will feature furniture, ceramics, lighting and large scale installations by designers including Tord Boontje, Maarten Baas, Jurgen Bey and Studio Job. The exhibition will be arranged in three dramatic sections. The first, ‘The Forest Glade’, will display objects inspired by fantasy and nature that evoke the spirit of fairytales. The second section, ‘The Enchanted Castle’, will look at work that exaggerates and parodies historical design styles. The final section, ‘Heaven and Hell’ will display work by designers concerned with themes of mortality and the afterlife.
The V&A is open daily 10.00 – 17.45 and until 22.00 on Fridays.
The nearest underground station is South Kensington (Piccadilly, District and Circle lines).
Where do I find out more?
See the Fun Kids review on the Victoria & Albert Museum