Gateway Of Paper Windmills Turns In The Breeze [Pics]
Created for the London Design Festival, Najla El Zein’s Wind Portal features thousands of mini sculptues in a doorway at the V&A museum.
The Wind Portal by Lebanese designer Najla El Zein features 5,000 spinning paper windmills in a doorway at the V&A museum. The walk-through installation, which was made for the London Design Festival, creates a playful airway that draws wind and light into the galleries beyond.
Each windmill in the 8-meter high gateway was folded by hand and attached to tubes which release air, causing the installation to float and ripple. The huge moving structure is imposing yet delicate and ephemeral due to the material used.