Art September, 16 2011

Textile Field Installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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In collaboration with the textile company Kvadrat, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have created the Textile Field Installation, now showing at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. From the designers:

During the London Design Festival, The Victoria & Albert Museum invited us to intervene in any space we wanted within the Museum: the result is Textile Field an installation 30 meters long and 8 meters wide which takes over 240m sq of the floor of the famous Raphael Cartoons Gallery.

An invitation to lascivious reverie. Our intention is to propose a different, casual approach to freely experience what can be a quite intimidating environment, such as a museum. We conceived an expansive, coloured foam and textile piece with gentle inclinations to produce a sensual field on which to comfortably lounge while meditating on the surrounding Raphael Cartoons. Everyone can immerse into this temporary installation, for a minute, an hour or more, that is the idea. No efforts, no apprehension just contemplation.

via contemporist

More images after the jump.