David Chipperfield to create London Design Festival installation

Architect David Chipperfield is to create an installation for London’s South Bank as part of this year’s London Design Festival.

Chipperfield has been commissioned alongside designer Paul Cocksedge for the annual Size & Matter project, which aims to explore the relationship between the designer, materials and manufacturing.

Chipperfield is creating The Space in Between, a cityscape of nine modular blocks ranging from 2.8m to 5.8m high and covering an area of 175m2. A light source is set in the base of each block, so the towers will glow at night.

Cocksedge’s installation, Drop, was unveiled at the LDF press conference in May. Drop, says Cocksedge, is conceived as ‘huge coins that have fallen to earth from a giant’s palm and buckled on impact’.

Each of the sculptures is magnetic and will attract coins donated by passers by. The aim is that for every penny given, a pound will be given to charity.

The LDF runs from 18-26 September, and the Size & Matter installations will be in place from 18 September to 17 October.

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