International designers Laetitia De Allegri And Matteo Fogale have joined forces with leading British tile manufacturer Johnson Tiles to produce an immersive installation at the V&A for this year’s London Design Festival.
Taken from the French term meaning ‘placed in the abyss’, ‘Mise-en-abyme’ combines huge transparent acrylic shapes with bespoke floor tiling to create a walk-through installation.
Using advanced Article technology, the supersized tiles have been printed with a bespoke colour design; each tile has 3% less colour than the one before. This gives the illusion that the installation is almost floating in the midst of the V&A.
The designers explain, “what we wanted from the start was to create an experiment, something that was not just a piece of design to look at but also an experience for the visitor.”
The London Design Festival runs from 19th to 27th September 2015.
Photography by Olivia Estebanez