September 19, 2014

CANDELA DESIGN BY FELIX DE PASS AT VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM




CANDELA DESIGN BY DE PASS & MONTGOMERY & MCLNTYRE
AT VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014
September 13, 2014 - September 21, 2014




CANDELA DESIGN BY DE PASS & MONTGOMERY & MCLNTYRE
AT VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014
September 13, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Candela / Installation / LDF Panerai / Felix de Pass in collaboration with Michael Montgomery and Ian McIntyre / 2014
Candela is an immersive installation at the V&A for the London Design Festival designed in collaboration with graphic designer Michael Montgomery and ceramicist Ian McIntyre. This project is the first time the three designers have come together to form multidisciplinary team de Pass, Montgomery, McIntyre.
Due to the light sensitivity of the medieval textiles on display, the V&A Tapestries Gallery is one of the darkest spaces in the museum. The installation comprises a large rotary machine that sits centrally, hovering just off the gallery floor. As the face of the machine revolves it passes through a light source that charges its surface, in turn emitting this energy as after glow. 
The continual revolution of the machine creates a perpetual ebb and flow of light-patterns travelling across the structure. This rich layering effect plays with the memory of the phosphorescent material also used on the dials of sponsor Panerai's watches. The title of the installation, Candela, comes from the standard unit of luminous intensity: a common candle emits light with a luminous intensity of roughly one candela.
www.londondesignfestival.com














THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM




EXPLORING THE V&A STORY
This history of the V&A is a story like no other. From its early beginnings as a Museum of Manufactures in 1852, to the foundation stone laid by Queen Victoria in 1899, to today's state-of-the-art galleries, the Museum has constantly evolved in its collecting and public interpretation of art and design. Its collections span 5,000 years of human creativity in virtually every medium, housed in one of the finest groups of Victorian and modern buildings in Britain.
Henry Cole, the V&A's first Director, declared that the Museum should be a "schoolroom for everyone". Its mission was to improve the standards of British industry by educating designers, manufacturers and consumers in art and science. Acquiring and displaying the best examples of art and design contributed to this mission, but the 'schoolroom' itself was also intended to demonstrate exemplary design and decoration. The story of the design and construction of the V&A's buildings, and of the personalities who guided this process, is one of persistent vision and ingenuity, amid the changing artistic, political and economic circumstances of the last 150 years.
https://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/the-va-story/












VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM'S DIRECTOR DR. MARTIN ROTH
















VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM'S DIRECTOR DR. MARTIN ROTH






THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM


































LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014
September 13, 2014 – September 21, 2014




LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014
September 13, 2014 – September 21, 2014
London’s internationally renowned Victoria and Albert Museum has provided a collaborative ‘hub’ for the London Design Festival since 2009, bringing the world of design to life with a rich variety of landmark projects, installations, talks and events, allowing a wide audience to engage with the Festival.
From 13-21 September, the V&A will again host a range of exciting, experimental and immersive projects for the duration of the Festival and beyond. Now, in its 12th year, the London Design Festival is regarded as an essential part of the year’s cultural events and has helped to establish London as the design capital of the world.
Dr Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum said: “Each year, the V&A’s galleries are transformed by the thrilling installations and interventions created as part of the London Design Festival. The Museum is the Festival hub for the sixth time in 2014 and we look forward to hosting it for the 60th and beyond! In this intensive, inspiring period, the best of contemporary design comes ‘into conversation’ with the Museum’s outstanding historic collections - and always produces exciting new ideas.”

londondesignfestival.com/va-museum






FELIX DE PASS (MA RCA)
British Designer ( Born – 1984 )
Felix de Pass is a British designer based in London. His studio focuses on the design and development of furniture, product, lighting and interior design projects.
Informed by a passion for materials and processes, Felix de Pass’s studio is committed to delivering appropriate and functional solutions with a simple and direct design language. The studio engages in an exploration of cutting edge technologies, rigorous research and a dynamic and creative design process that evolves in dialogue with the client and manufacturer.
Felix studied MA Design Products at the Royal College of Art London, graduating in 2009. He is a visiting lecturer in Furniture and Product Design at Kingston University, London.
"Felix subtly combines ingenuity and poetic detail with pragmatism and clarity of purpose"

Visiting Lecturer / Kingston University, London
http://www.felixdepass.com/About
You may watch the Candela's installation at Victoria & Albert Museum video to click below link. I had taken some images from the video.
http://vimeo.com/106579574