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24 : 09 : 2015 Tino Schaedler : United Realities : Odyssey

London Design Festival 2015 – Designer Tino Schaedler is taking virtual reality to the next level with installation Odyssey.

  • Schaedler describes his turbine installation as a virtual gateway into a new space
  • Odyssey is part of 10 Designers in the West Wing exhibition at Somerset House
Odyssey designed by Tino Schaedler at Somerset House for London Design Festival 2015 Odyssey designed by Tino Schaedler at Somerset House for London Design Festival 2015
Odyssey designed by Tino Schaedler at Somerset House for London Design Festival 2015 Odyssey designed by Tino Schaedler at Somerset House for London Design Festival 2015
Odyssey designed by Tino Schaedler at Somerset House for London Design Festival 2015 Odyssey designed by Tino Schaedler at Somerset House for London Design Festival 2015
Odyssey designed by Tino Schaedler at Somerset House for London Design Festival 2015 Odyssey designed by Tino Schaedler at Somerset House for London Design Festival 2015

Visitors to Somerset House are invited to climb aboard and buckle up on Schaedler’s futuristic re-interpretation of a turbine engine, donning a VR headset, headphones and a rumbling SubPac to immerse themselves in a new reality.

Created in collaboration with directors United Realities, the work is designed to ‘question our current definition of space and time and explore design on a more philosophical level, using technology to trigger emotional responses’, says Schaedler.

Once aboard, visitors are taken on a 90-second journey through an other-worldy landscape before ascending through the clouds and into the vast space of the unknown.

The Big Picture: Follow us this week for more highlights from London Design Festival 2015, including our Ones to Watch at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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