Display Past event Saturday, 16 September 2017 – Monday, 9 October 2017

Transmission

Presented by Alcantara, British designer Ross Lovegrove, inspired by the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries on display at the V&A, has created Transmission, a spectacular 21.3-metre-long fluid and free-standing three-dimensional tapestry.

  • Saturday, 16 September – Monday, 9 October 2017

  • Tapestries, Room 94

  • Free event

Transmission  photo

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