Over the rainbow

Flynn Talbot gives us the inside scoop on his immersive installation for Australia at London Design Biennale

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Following the Australian legislation for same-sex marriage in Australia, designer Flynn Talbot had an epiphany for the London Design Biennale installation for his native country. He wanted to encapsulate what love is, and did this using a riot of colour.

Talbot built a concave structure with hanging fibre optic strands for an immersive light experience. ‘We perceive spatial awareness 80 per cent through our eyes,’ he says, and so to add a further layer to this concept, he ensured people could hold the vibrant strands too.

Build within a darkened space at Somerset House, the glowing sculpture allows for a reflective moment that Talbot hopes brings happiness. Production: Zetteler Films

Full Spectrum is on view 4-23 September at London Design Biennale at Somerset House.

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