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Portrait by Fredrikson Stallard

Portrait is an installation at Somerset House in London, created by designers Fredrikson Stallard for champagne brand Veuve Clicquot.


The steel structure, which represents the grain of a block of timber, is illuminated from within at night.


The installation was part of the London Design Festival and will be open to the public until the end of this month.


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Portrait by Fredrikson Stallard for Veuve Clicquot

The first Veuve Clicquot design commission for the London Design Festival

Positioned next to Waterloo Bridge and designed to create a beacon to celebrate the London Design Festival, Portrait – by Fredrikson Stallard – toys with one of the oldest and best known building blocks of design, wood. In daylight steel sections representing the light wood grain laid down by the tree in summer are the dominant feature. At night the spaces in between, representing the dark wood grain laid down in winter, will glow in Veuve Clicquot’s signature yellow, as the steel becomes the negative space.



Somerset House, Strand
London WC2R 1LA

17 – 30 September, 2008

Free entry
Open to public viewing at all times