Constructed from oil-treated American oak, the cascading wave connects the bustling street to the interior design exhibits hosted by the museum. The outdoor installation unfolds in the organic form of a wave yet it elegantly integrates within the surrounding urban environment.
Using furniture making lamination techniques, the designers created the elaborate three-dimensional form by precisely calibrating each timber piece. The multilayered wave rolls up into a curve as though it were one dynamic crest, and it’s every bit as dramatic as the entrance archway beneath it. This unique asymmetric structure will grace the steps of the V&A until October 15th.
Images by Helen Morgan for Inhabitat