That famous phrase ‘God is in the details’, attributed to legendary German architect Mies van der Rohe, is the inspiration behind Swarovski’s must-see collaboration with the 2013 London Design Festival.
That famous phrase ‘God is in the details’, attributed to legendary German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is the inspiration behind Swarovski’s must-see collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum for the 2013 London Design Festival. Some of the design world’s most influential creative minds—including the likes of Paul Cocksedge, Tom Dixon, Amanda Levete, Faye Toogood, Stephen Webster, and Osman Yousefzada—have been invited to take part in a fascinating journey of discovery by focusing in detail on some of the V&A’s greatest treasures as if for the first time. Forming a multi-site exhibition within the galleries of the V&A (the Festival hub venue), each design curator has selected an object, a combination of objects or an aspect to view through Swarovski’s specialist lenses. The idea is to focus on the detail and reveal something new. As visitors are taken on various intimate and highly individual journeys of discovery, one of the fascinating results is what the works reveal about each designer, as they delight in uncovering the surprising, the irresistible, the bizarre, and the just plain curious.
‘God is in the Details’ is on view at the V&A Museum as part of the London Design Festival, September 14th to 22nd 2013. Photography by David Levene.