London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to spotlight luxury in new exhibition
In collaboration with the British Craft Council
Teaming up with the British Craft Council, the V&A's spring show What is Luxury? will showcase 100 rare objects and designs, with items that range from a laser-cut couture dress by Iris van Herpen to a unique necklace by Nora Folk crafted from hand-knitted nylon bubbles.
There will also be more abstract pieces that represent luxury, such as 'Time for Yourself', a slick tool kit that includes items like a watch with no dial and a compass that spins to random coordinates.
The V&A show is to be co-curated by Leanne Wierzba and Jana Scholze, who have uncovered all the luxury items, which include an Hermès Talaris saddle, glassware by Philippe Malouin for Lobmeyr, and a vending machine stocked with DNA created by U.S. artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo.
"As its title suggests, the exhibition questions the very idea of luxury today," said Scholze. "It will challenge common interpretations of luxury, invite close examination of luxury production and extend ideas of what luxury can be."
What is Luxury? is set run from April 25 to September 27, 2015, at the V&A in London