16th September 2019

TM Lighting worked with London Design Festival 2019 to illuminate ‘Legacy’¬† on display at V&A Museum, 14th – 22nd September

London‚Äôs top cultural leaders collaborate with influential designers to create a ‚Äėlegacy‚Äô piece in American red oak for London Design Festival.

In May of 2019 Sir John Sorrell CBE, Chairman of London Design Festival, invited leaders of London‚Äôs cultural institutions to collaborate with some of Europe‚Äôs most exciting designers to create a ‚Äėlegacy‚Äô piece of design ‚Äď an object of personal or professional relevance that they would like to pass on to a family member or the institution they lead.

The pieces ‚Äď ten in total ‚Äď are all crafted using American red oak. Nine of these beautiful and thought-provoking collaborations are on show in the Sculpture Gallery of the Victoria & Albert Museum, and one piece outside the Natural History Museum on Exhibition Road, for the duration of London Design Festival, 14-22 September 2019.

The 10 commissioners and designers are;

‘Duo’ – ALEX BEARD CBE¬†Chief Executive, Royal Opera House, with¬†TERENCE WOODGATE

‘Writer’s Collection’ – AMANDA NEVILL CBE¬†CEO, British Film Institute, with¬†SEBASTIAN COX

‘Serpentine Postbox’ – HANS ULRICH OBRIST¬†Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, with¬†NINA TOLSTRUP¬†and¬†JACK MAMA, STUDIOMAMA

‘Beehave’ – SIR IAN BLATCHFORD¬†Director and Chief Executive, Science Museum Group, with¬†MARL√ąNE HUISSOUD

‘Wooden Hinge’ – IWONA BLAZWICK OBE¬†Director, Whitechapel Gallery, with¬†YAEL MER¬†and¬†SHAY ALKALAY, RAW EDGES

‘The Nest’ – SIR JOHN SORRELL CBE¬†Chairman, London Design Festival, with¬†JULIET QUINTERO, DALLAS-PIERCE-QUINTERO

‘Au’ – KWAME KWEI-ARMAH OBE¬†Artistic Director, Young Vic, with¬†TOMOKO AZUMI

‘Valet’ – DR MARIA BALSHAW CBE¬†Director, Tate, with¬†MAX LAMB

‘Musical Shelf’ – TAMARA ROJO CBE¬†Artistic Director, English National Ballet, with MARTINO GAMPER


Supported by American Hardwood Export Council.

Specialist LED art lighting for LDF19, GalleryOneFifty:

TM Lighting used their high CRI LED art lighting product to illuminate the installations for London Design Festival; the GalleryOneFifty (G150) is a high-performance spotlight with narrow optics and a magnetic, quick change lens ideally suited for lighting in galleries and museums with tall ceilings and rolling collections.

For more information: www.londondesignfestival.com  #LDF19

Images: Legacy, Various Designers, Photography by Ed Reeve