London Design Festival
Mise-en-abyme: Laetitia de Allegri and Matteo Fogale
Ogham Wall: Grafton Architects
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I lead as project manager on Mise-En-Abyme, working closely with designers Laetitia and Matteo. From the moment I met them and they presented their scale model and drawings of the installation, I was fully engaged as I could see their vision. The main challenge was the installation was intended to float, or give the perception of floating.
The acrylic panels were specially fabricated by Altuglas who I brought on as an additional sponsor supplying all tinted acrylic. The panels had a discrete join in the centre which was held together by clear pins and glued on site. Millimetre fabricated and installed this, creating the solution to use clear 10mm acrylic on the sides for structural integrity.
The floor, which was supplied by Johnson tiles, then locked around the base of the acrylic panels creating further stability. Johnson Tiles printed bespoke tiles for the floor with a subtle gradient from white to blue, designed by Laetitia Matteo. Another challenging build executed by Millimetre, installing on the bridge over the Medieval and Renaissance galleries in the V&A.