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Author Topic: V & A Chandeliers - Bocci - London Design Festival 2013 - and Chihuly  (Read 118 times)

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Offline flying free

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I went up to London last week and spent some of the time in the V&A mostly to photograph some glass close up and check out a few pieces.
This chandelier has been installed as you enter the front entrance from the main steps.  It drops the entire height of the V&A and is absolutely spectacularly amazing - 30metres drop
http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/2739/28280-by-omer-arbel-4092/

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/09/13/bocci-28-280-at-the-va/

Obviously the Chihuly is also fantabulous :)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VandA_Rotunda.jpg


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Re: V & A Chandeliers - Bocci - London Design Festival 2013 - and Chihuly
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 06:28:31 PM »
whilst I'm not heavily into this modernist abstract dangling stuff m, I do agree they are colourful and spectacular.            Was in the glass gallery in the past few weeks and frankly so much to drool over, I never quite know where to start......plus I can get there and back gratis, but do have to buy a coffee if I don't take my own.                     If anyone hasn't been, it really is worth a visit, especially the restaurant with the amazing wall tiles - it's said they have the best ceramics and glass collection in the world - and entry is free.


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Re: V & A Chandeliers - Bocci - London Design Festival 2013 - and Chihuly
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 06:43:45 PM »
yes, I only get to visit once a year but I love it because there's something about being able to see the glass really close up even though you can't handle it.  I always come away thinking 'ooh, I'll buy one of those if I see one now', having previously not realised how superb they actually are in real life. 
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