LONDON: What is Luxury Exhibition Opens
By Emily Cater

This summer exhibition now open at the V&A aims to explore how luxury is created and understood in a physical, conceptual, and cultural capacity, with its exhibition What is Luxury? featuring over 100 objects.

Apr 27, 2015
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This summer exhibition now open at the V&A aims to explore how luxury is created and understood in a physical, conceptual, and cultural capacity, with its exhibition What is Luxury? featuring over 100 objects. Great examples of contemporary design and craftsmanship are on display alongside conceptual projects, including everything from a diamond made from roadkill, to a vending machine stocked with DNA and an Iris Van Herpen dress. Themes of luxury explored range from the obvious – opulence, exclusivity and extraordinary, to the more conceptual, including time, memory, and privacy. Don’t miss the impressive central piece at the start of the exhibition, Time Elapsed – a large Spirograph designed by Philippe Malouin for glassware company Lobmeyr. Rotating to draw patterns made of sand, the piece aims to comment on the time-intensive process of making fine crystal. –Emily Cater

What is Luxury?

V&A Cromwell Road SW7 2RL / 44 (0)20 7942 2000

Runs through September 27 2015

Images courtesy of the V&A

 


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