Celebrate international design at the Victoria and Albert Museum this Autumn


The celebrations of London’s design credentials are well underway at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and the gallery has announced its latest collections that will be unveiled and housed at the world’s largest museum of arts and design.

Each year the gallery announces the five contemporary design projects that shall be on display until November 6th. Each project is part of the Design Fund, which allows art enthusiasts to bring their diverse ideas to life and see them on display in the gallery.

Abstract yet equally diverse, the winning projects this year includes a series of domestic vessels that appear to defy gravity and a chair representing its initial sketch.

The Design Fund highlights the work of individuals who have a shared passion for contemporary design and support the V&A in their notion to enrich people’s lives, through the promotion of the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment that can be gained from the design world.

This year’s winning piece includes a collection created by two groups of young designers at the Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne, an art and design university in Switzerland, and a series of free-hand drawings created by the artists at a Swedish design studio.

Culturally diverse yet rich in intrigue and mystery, each piece tells a story. Once viewed as a collection, they come together to encompass the work of both emerging and established artists, designers and architects, creating a sublime body of work.

Martin Roth, director of the V&A, said: “The generosity of supporters of the Design Fund gives
the V&A the opportunity to acquire outstanding objects at the vanguard of contemporary design
for our permanent collections.

“This year’s diverse acquisitions reflect how technological and interactive advances are being embraced to create extraordinary and in many cases, humorous, pieces of design.”

The Design Fund collection can be viewed and celebrated in all its glory until November 6th, making the museum the central hub for arts and design with its varied number of installations, collections and seminars.

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