Size + Matter: the materials project
On our way over to the Irma Boom lecture (see below), we checked out the two new installations outside the Royal Festival Hall, forming the Size + Matter project for the London Design Festival: Urban Nebula is by Zaha Hadid, and Prototile is by Amanda Levete . Both pieces will be hanging out on the Southbank for a month or so, before being auctioned off.
The pair of them have a nice yin and yang thing going on.
We liked Zaha Hadid's piece best - it reminded us of a bike tyre. Made of basalt. Acting like a snake.
And Hadid picked up the first London Design Medal last night, at the official opening of the London Design Festival.