What is Luxury? exhibition in collaboration with the Crafts Council at the V&A Museum, London What is Luxury? exhibition in collaboration with the Crafts Council at the V&A Museum, London
What is Luxury? exhibition in collaboration with the Crafts Council at the V&A Museum, London What is Luxury? exhibition in collaboration with the Crafts Council at the V&A Museum, London
What is Luxury? exhibition in collaboration with the Crafts Council at the V&A Museum, London What is Luxury? exhibition in collaboration with the Crafts Council at the V&A Museum, London

50 shades of luxury

30 : 04 : 2015 V&A : Crafts Council : What Is Luxury?

London – A new exhibition at the V&A is exploring luxury’s many different guises as the sector’s definition changes.

  • Exhibition presents examples of contemporary design alongside conceptual projects
  • It also considers the relationship of time and space to luxury within a 21st century urban context

Developed in collaboration with contemporary craft exponents the Crafts Council, What is Luxury? opens with a consideration of the influence of design excellence and craftsmanship on luxury. Over the course of the next few months, the exhibition will also consider the relationship between waste, biotech and functionality, and luxuriousness. ‘From a diamond made from roadkill to a vending machine stocked with DNA, a golden crown for ecclesiastical use to traditional military tailoring, over 100 objects address how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity,’ says the V&A. 

The Big Picture: In a Whole-system Thinking society, brands like EKOCYCLE are working to make sustainability an aspirational lifestyle, working with the likes of W Hotels and Harrods on a range of luxury goods.  

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