London Design Festival
The soft undulating folds in the installation highlight and merge both colours and forms of the medieval tapestries. The versatility of the material is exemplified in the different methods of treatment, including colouring and digital embroidery.
The installation responds to the rich scenes of wealth and aristocratic fashion depicted in the 15th century tapestries at the V&A, and complements them with its own gold and silver threads, which glint in the gallery lighting. These threads create an ornamental pattern of over 2 million flecks running along the edge of the sculpture, standing out brightly against the rest of the installation, and using colours faithfully recreated from the original tapestries.
Presented by Alcantara
Part of London Design Festival at the V&A