I love artistic takes on the concept of bringing the outdoors in, and designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec did just that when they created the Textile Field Installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last Fall, as part of a collaboration with the textile company Kvadrat. The project was recently nominated for one of the Design Museum's Design of the Year Awards.
According to the designers, Textile Field provides:
An invitation to lascivious reverie. Our intention is to propose a different, casual approach to freely experience what can be a quite intimidating environment, such as a museum. We conceived an expansive, coloured foam and textile piece with gentle inclinations to produce a sensual field on which to comfortably lounge while meditating on the surrounding Raphael Cartoons. Everyone can immerse into this temporary installation, for a minute, an hour or more, that is the idea. No efforts, no apprehension just contemplation.
Click through for more photos of this gorgeous and restful design installation.