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


An identifiable characteristic of the MiH DNA is to experiment with various denim washing techniques resulting in a selection of blue and chambray hues. This playfulness in tone is apparent in the canvases of Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993), a colourist master with an exquisite palette.


Based on the West Coast of the United States, Dieberkorn made abstract expressionist art for over forty years. His artistic identity drew features such as lighting and shapes from his surroundings and he took huge inspiration from where he lived at any given time. Diebenkorn’s work can be separated into series according to his location.


His early abstract works in New Mexico are infused with a combination of warm dusty colours and cold shades of the elements.


Later during his stay in Berkeley his work mirrors the colours near the water.

During his stay at Ocean Park of Santa Monica, where the climate was more gentle, the paler tones are apparent.



The simplicity of a white top makes the ideal blank canvas for complementing an all-time classic pair of blue jeans. MiH strive to develop denim that looks effortlessly beautiful paired with a white t-shirt or a crisp cotton shirt.

The iconic pairing of denim and white was introduced in films starring Marlon Brando and James Dean in the 1960s. Both actors embodied a generation of young rebels with natural and captivating charm. A few years later, actresses (and MiH muses) such as Jean Seberg, Jane Birkin and Lauren Hutton made this look as cool for women as for men with this tomboy-inspired timeless and classic combination.


MiH muse Louise Bourgeois was an American-French artist considered to be one of the most thriving artists of her era. Born in Paris in 1911, she grew up surrounded by the art of weaving and spinning in her family’s tapestry workshop, where she learned about textiles and formed her own artistic personality.


Bourgeois was a hoarder of clothes and textile materials such as shirts, sheets and towels. She would transform these into beautiful patched portraits by sewing different elements together. MiH is drawn to her use of textiles from a restorative and aesthetic point of view. Specifically, Bourgeois' use of quilting and indigo techniques such as Boro inspired the patch and repair details in our denim and wovens.



‘Amnesia: Various, Luminous, Fixed. chronicles Joseph Kosuth’s investigation into the role of language and meaning in art through his use of neon.


An important pioneer of conceptual art, the exhibition features 25 of Kosuth’s neon works. Kosuth initiated language based works and the use of photography in the 1960’s. His art strives to explore the nature of art rather than producing what is traditionally called ‘art’.

Living and working between New York and London, the artist characteristically turns his investigations of language and perception into series’ of neon works. He finds this layout opens up space for play and reflexivity. Kosuth’s work frequently references Sigmund Freud’s psycho-analysis and Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language. 


‘Amnesia: Various, Luminous, Fixed.’ by Joseph Kosuth will be showing at Sprüth Magers London until February 14th

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