Basking in a rare glimpse of British summer, the V&A is laying on a two-day mini festival this weekend, complete with a ’communal camp fire’ tent in its John Madejski Garden.
Furniture and lighting designers like Markus Bergstrom, Peter Marigold and Fabien Cappello will be dispensing their knowledge to visitors in a series of workshops in tents dotted around the London museum. There’ll be talks, performances and events, and visitors on the first night will be serenaded by live music as they take twilight tours of the galleries. Cocktails served in cardboard glasses from a cardboard bar, both designed by Giles Miller, will come courtesy of Bombay Sapphire.
Visitors arriving by tube from South Kensington station will also spot Troika’s arresting new kinetic ’Palindrome’ V&A signage in the museum’s underground tunnel entrance. The V&A monogram is made from three revolving parts - a striking piece of art whose components reference the museum’s collections.
The after party happens at Jean Nouvel’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (limited tickets available at the Serpentine Gallery lobby desk). An all-night sleepover, the evening includes more music, workshops and talks by artists, designers and architects - and of course, more cocktails from Bombay Sapphire.