For the London Design Festival 2016 London based duo Glithero collaborated with luxury watchmaker Panerai to present The Green Room at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Inspired by the watchmaker’s central premise of ‘time’ Glithero has created a kinetic piece that changes our perceptions of what a clock can be. The installation consists of a cylindrical curtain made up of 160 multicoloured silicone cords that wrap around the V&A stairwell. Each cord is connected to a central rotating cam arm that turns at a rate of one revolution per minute. The arm lifts the strings one by one a height of 2.5 metres from their starting point before returning back down again, creating the effect of parabolic motion. ‘The Green Room’ is a term used by surfers to describe the moment of being within the barrel of a wave.

london design festival victoria and albert museum githero the green room

london design festival victoria and albert museum githero the green room

london design festival victoria and albert museum githero the green room

london design festival victoria and albert museum githero the green room

london design festival victoria and albert museum githero the green room

london design festival victoria and albert museum githero the green room

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