Surreal Things

Victoria & Albert Museum, 2007

This exhibition explored the influence of Surrealism on the worlds of fashion, design, theatre, interiors, film, architecture and advertising. It showed how artists engaged with design and how designers were inspired by Surrealism. The graphic scheme, derived from research into original source material, evokes this momentous period in design history. Set pieces required the recreation of Max Ernst’s mural in Eluard’s house in Eaubonne and wallpaper from Edward James’ bizarre home Monkton. The exhibition was designed by Metaphor.