Designers Laetitia de Allegri and Matteo Fogale collaborated with Johnson Tiles to create Mise-en-abyme, a colourful and immersive installation for the London Design Festival 2015, placed in the bridge over the Medieval and Renaissance galleries in the V&A Museum. Fascinated by the discovery of one-point perspective during the Renaissance period, the duo created a landscape of overlapping semi-transparent shapes that played with the viewers sense of perspective. The title of the work is a French term that literally translates as “placed into abyss”, and refers to the experience of walking through the installation.

“We wanted to create an abstract installation with a strong visual effect that is light and floating, in contrast to the heavy marble surroundings in these galleries,” said the designers. “Mise-en-abyme is not just something to look at. It is something to experience.”

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