Unusual Guides to Finding Your Way Around the V&A!

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The V&A Museum's designer maps, 
launched last year,
has been revisited with a collection new maps 
inspired by five cultural icons .......
Tom Dixon, Lulu Guinness, Annie Lenox, A.S. Byatt, 
and Dame Judi Dench.

Designed by the Johnson Banks Studio,
the maps give a personal tour of  the museum's collections 
though the eyes of these icons.

They are visually divine .......
and great "accessorations" for a museum tour!!!

The Bouroullec Brothers & Kvadrat Carpet the V&A!!!

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France's renowned design duo, 
have partnered with Danish textile company Kvadrat 
to have create this interactive installation entitled "Textile Field" 
at the V&A Museum, London!!!!

Exhibited in the Raphael Gallery, this expansive textile work,
part of the 2011 London Design Festival,
has become a place for museum visitors to contemplate art ......
as well as meet and mingle!!!!

Stuart Haygarth ............. Back to the V&A!!!!!!!!!

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Currently for the London Design Festival, British designer Stuart Haygarth has installed picture frame "cut-offs" on either side of a marble staircase at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Titled "Framed," the installation is created from frame pieces supplied by London framer John James. Creating a zig-zag pattern, the piece takes me back to the frame wall I saw  in Atlanta last week (see blog 9/16/10).

 

Suddenly I am seeing frame bits everywhere ...........
a trend perhaps??????
 

London Design Festival ...... Tour Guides to the V&A!!!

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Johnson Banks have asked an eclectic collection of 10 creative English taste-makers to take a "journey" through the V&A Museum to select their favorite "things." The result is ten individual be-spoke maps to help visitors pinpoint V&A highlights. The idea is brilliant and the execution flawless ..... the use of the unusual fold creating the illusion of many pieces of paper is fantastic.

 

The stunning maps are works of art and treasures .......... 
and of course, I must have each one!!!!