‘Wish List’ Design Collaborations at V&A
The V&A museum in London is presenting a fantastic collection of new products designed by emerging talent called a Wish List. Ideas for the products have come from ten masters, the big names in design at the moment.
The collaboration with young talent and experienced masters is organised by Sir Terence Conran and Benchmark Furniture who have teamed up with the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC). The brief was very open:
“What have you always wanted in your home, but never been able to find?”
Here are some of the beautiful and utterly different examples of the works. Commissioned by Terence Conran above is a cocoon-like desk for working without distraction. Not just a working surface but also drawers and places for books. It is designed by Sebastian Cox.
More specific wish comes from Norman Foster: a family of sharpeners for three sizes of pencils. They are designed by Lola Lely.
From Zaha Hadid came a wish for: a wooden table but not as you know it. Designed by Norie Matsumoto.
Personal favourites included the Ladder that Likes the Wall commissioned by Ab and Roger Richards. Their wish was: a place to perch and explore the lost corners of a room, and where you can work, relax, eat and drink. Designed by Xenia Moseley.
Another favourite must be a gorgeous shed commissioned by Paul Smith. A perfect room with a view; somewhere to go to switch off. It is designed by Nathalie de Leval.