Room 122c: Furniture, Technological Innovations

Technological Innovations, room 122c

Room 122c looks at the impact of technological change on product design and manufacturing in the Victorian age. In the textile industry, the invention of the Jacquard loom allowed complex patterns to be woven automatically, while synthetic dyes offered bright new colours to customers. Many of the new techniques were initially used to imitate expensive materials or skilled handiwork. For example, machine-pressed glass could imitate cut glass, while electroplating gave the effect of silver at a lower cost.

Room 122c is on Level 4 of the V&A South Kensington.

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What is Luxury?

25 April – 27 September 2015. What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today, addressing how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

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The Furniture Machine: Furniture Since 1990

The Furniture Machine: Furniture Since 1990

Contemporary furniture design has enjoyed growing popularity in the last fifteen years, both in Britain and internationally. The Furniture Machine loo…

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Event - Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

Sat 13 June 2015–Sun 06 December 2015

EXHIBITION: Explore the transformative power of footwear from around the world as we present over 200 pairs of the most extreme shoes from the last 2000 years.

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