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Design July, 15 2009

Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design

Jurgen Bey’s Pixilated Chair (2008) is among the objects that make up the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Telling Tales exhibition. The chair takes inspiration from a digital photograph of an 18th-century chair relaying on the viewers imagination to build cultural and stylistic context.

Within the exhibition, Bey’s design lands in the second of three modules, titled “The Enchanted Castle.” This section fits between “The Forest Glade” and “Heaven and Hell” in an exhibition aiming to explore recent trends in design towards limited editions that push the boundaries between art and design.

Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design runs to October 18, 2009.

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