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Barber & Osgerby: Forecast at the London Design Biennale 2016

SEEN was delighted to attend the preview of the London Design Biennale on Tuesday and was dumbstruck by the magnificent Forecast which dominates the courtyard of Somerset House. Sadly it was not windy – a shame, as Forecast is a wind-powered installation created by award-winning designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in collaboration with the V&A, supported by British Land.

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SEEN was delighted to attend the preview of the London Design Biennale on Tuesday and was dumbstruck by the magnificent Forecast which dominates the courtyard of Somerset House. Sadly it was not windy – a shame, as Forecast is a wind-powered installation created by award-winning designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in collaboration with the V&A, supported by British Land.

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Inspired by weather measuring instruments, Forecast is composed of wind masts and rotating elements. The installation was built by Lifestructures, with engineering by Arup. It is an excellent example of the best sort of public art, connecting the viewer with the universal theme of weather (the British obsession). The monumental nature of Forecast and its kinetic movement with the wind immediately orients the viewer, drawing us in to the Utopias on display within the Somerset House galleries and terraces.

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