Monday, 13 July 2009

A FANTASIA OF FAIRY TALES AT VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM






I love the Garden of Eden, a fantasy of fairy tales, and have often imagined children's furniture huge and suitable for adults. I have gone into children's departments full of hope and excitement at finding unusual pieces. In this new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum they have created the set of Snow White, or another dreamy Fairy Tale. A Wonderful fig leaf wardrobe with a tree in the middle of it by Tord Boontje. Recasting foliage and roots in metal. Is exceptional. A linen cupboard with a bed rather like a gypsy caravan by Jurgen Bey, makes me want to go round the English Countryside by horse and cart. A boat bath suitable for Orphelia, mixing artistry and design by Wicki Somers completes the fantasy. An enchanted castle tells a story of romantic infantile dreams.
Sales at Phillips de Pury have pieces regularly coming up for sale.

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