Tuesday, 4 August 2009
V & A London - Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design
The Telling Tales exhibition at the V&A, Victoria & Albert Museum,14 July-18 October 2009 showcases furniture but not as we know it. Designers Tord Boontje, Job Smeets and curator Gareth Williams elaborate in the video.
On the microsite, the exhibition is described as exploring 'the recent trend among European designers for unique or limited edition pieces that push the boundaries between art and design.
'It showcases furniture, lighting and ceramics, designed by a new generation of international designers, including Tord Boontje, Maarten Baas, Jurgen Bey and Studio Job, who are all inspired by the spirit of story-telling.
'Each tells a tale through their use of decorative devices, historical allusions or choice of materials, sharing common themes such as fantasy, parody and a concern with mortality.'