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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

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