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You Know You Cannot See Yourself So Well As By Reflection by Frida Escobedo for London Design Festival

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You Know You Cannot See Yourself So Well As By Reflection

You Know You Cannot See Yourself So Well As By Reflection by Frida Escobedo for London Design Festival

John Madejski Garden, V&A Museum
26 May – 2 October 2015

Moveable, mirrored clusters of platforms, tables and benches transformed the V&A pool and courtyard for the 2015 London Design Festival, as millimetre worked with Mexican architect Frida Escobedo to create an ever-changing pavilion.

Inspired by the Aztec lake city of Tenochtitlan, with a name referencing Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, the installation was moved into different configurations during the exhibition. The wooden structures were topped with polished aluminium surfaces and sand blasted with a pattern designed to conform to the BS7976 Pendulum Slip Test. It was built by millimetre in three weeks and installed over two days.