Villa Walala

For this year’s London Design Festival, textile designer Camille Walala has created an inflatable installation that celebrates colour and playfulness.

Camille Walala, Villa Walala, London Design Festival, 2017
Marking the 15th anniversary of London Design Festival, Camille Walala has created this year’s Landmark Project. Known for her bold use of colour and pattern, the textile designer turned installation artist is determined to transform the hard textures and muted colours of Broadgate into a vibrant-hued, squishy-textured celebration of playfulness.


Villa Walala is a boisterously colourful and invitingly soft-touch structure made from ‘blocks’ of vinyl, sealed PVC inners and high- strength nylon, adorned with Walala’s characteristic digitally printed patterns. The blocks will be inflated by fans, turning them from flat shapes into three-dimensional forms. They are the component parts of a huge architectural landscape that stops passers-by in their tracks and invites them to step away from the everyday, even if just for a moment. The villa’s vibrant tones, tactile surfaces and engaging shapes are designed to complement and enhance the recreational function of Broadgate, while providing a striking contrast to the typical colours and textures of its surroundings.

Img.11 Camille Walala, Villa Walala, London Design Festival, 2017
Img.11 Camille Walala, Villa Walala, London Design Festival, 2017

until 24 September 2017
Camille Walala, Villa Walala
London Design Festival
Exchange Square, Broadgate, London

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