A large textile and foam field in London's Victoria and Albert Museum invites people to relax and appreciate the works of Raphael in a more comfortable setting.

As the Festival Hub, the V&A has more than a few surprises up its sleeve at this year’s London Design Festival, including Amanda Levete’s Timber Wave installation at the entrance. And inside the imposing Raphael Court is the enchanting Textile Field, an installation by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in collaboration with Danish textile company Kvadrat.

Aiming to transform the way that visitors engage with the space and the massive Raphael paintings on its walls, Textile Field invites visitors to stop, relax and contemplate. It strips the room of its potentially intimidating formality by providing a platform of soft, striped fabric in gentle blues and greens for people to lounge on.

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