This was a fascinating exhibit, musical instruments which look like they have been flattened by a steam roller. I am standing on an upper floor looking down over a circular balcony into the room below. The instruments are suspended from the ceiling with very fine wires, you can just about see them in the photo. The wires are all vertical, there are none stretched horizontally to support them. It must have taken ages to get them all at exactly the same height so they look like they are lying on a flat surface.
How do you fancy a chest of drawers like this? They are all different shapes and sizes, stacked loosely in no particular order, and held together by one strap around the whole lot. I like the higgledy piggledy mess.
This book shelf is a strange design, but very interesting, I am quite drawn to it because it challenges the norm. Who says you have to have books stacked neatly in rows anyway.
At the rear of the main building is a courtyard with gardens and a stone paved oval with water jets and fountains. It was opened in 2005 and named the John Madejski Gardens after he gave two million pounds to the V & A to build it. I am pleased I was still there as darkness fell, to get these photo's.