The Gazweasel Times

By gazweasel


The Great Bed of Ware is in the V&A. This massive bed was so well known in Shakespeare's day that it is featured in Twelfth Night. Ben Jonson also mentioned it, coining the name in a play of his. While it is now in the V&A, it was originally housed in the White Hart Inn in Ware and supposedly could sleep 15 people.

For the London Design Festival, various artists have placed items around the V&A (the massive sitting or lying down platform in the Raphael Gallery has to be seen to be believed! It's also quite comfortable to lie on). At the foot and to the sides of the Great Bed of Ware, Naim Josefi has placed loads of these white platform shoes. They were produced from a 3D printer. They won a design award, which you can read about here.

I'm not sure what point is being made by placing them around the Great Bed of Ware except for the obvious one but I think they look totally cool.

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