So while we were treated to glimpses of the Endless Staircase outside St Paul’s Cathedral and the Typographic Circles Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition, there were still big gaps left to be filled.
And while there will apparently be no Trafalgar Square installation this year, nor will there be a project outside the main V&A entrance, we do now know what will hang in the V&A’s main atrium this year.
Omer Arbel’s 28.280, designed for Canadian brand Bocci, will use 280 individual Bocci 28 lights.
The installation will hang from below the V&A’s cupola ceiling, in a void cutting almost the entire height of the building (Keiichi Matsuda’s Prism did something similar last year.)
The installation hangs from a height of more than 30 metres, and the individual light units are supported by a heavy copper suspension system, that Bocci says ‘promises to have as much presence or more than the glass it supports’.
Bocci 28.280 is at the V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7, from 14-22 September.