The exhibition celebrating the work of all four winners (Hussein Chalayan, Eva Jiřičná, Grace Wales Bonner, Neri Oxman) was curated and designed by OKOLO. Prague-based creative collective conceived the exposition as a multi-layered spatial installation to read, watch and explore individual winners throught their work, characteristic topics and tendencies and their overall impact on design culture in general. The installation, inspired by the idea of a card house and pages of the books will guide visitors through texts, images, illustrations, prototypes, materials and objects, narrating the creative story of each designer.
The British Land Celebration of Design recognises the huge contribution made by leading design figures and emerging talents to London and the industry. The highlight of the Celebration is the award of four medals, previous winners of which include Sir David Adjaye, Dame Zaha Hadid, Lord Richard Rogers, Margaret Calvert, Dieter Rams, Vidal Sassoon, Es Devlin and Paul Smith.
Victoria & Albert Museum
London Design Festival, September 2018