This bold, colourful monolith, comprising over 600 bespoke Swarovski crystals, looms 18 metres high in the main entrance hall of the V&A. millimetre worked closely with Norwegian artist Kim Thomé to design, develop and manufacture the artwork, from the initial concept through to installation.
Zotem’s black metallic walls are studded with four types of crystals, arranged in repeating geometric designs. A revolving canvas of ascending light and colour rolls continuously behind them, projecting refracted colours and patterns, drawing the viewer’s eye upwards to the ornate cupola and first floor galleries.
- 638 bespoke Swarovski crystals
- Black patinated and waxed steel facia and cladding
- Aluminium and steel subframe
- CNC cut birch ply interior
- Over 1,000 bolts
- Total weight = 2,841kg