Gravity defying Perspex® Acrylic globes at London Design Week
Perspex® acrylic domes made by Talbot Designs took centre stage at this year’s London Design Week in the form of an aerial installation by acclaimed floral designers, Larry Walshe. They wowed visitors with a gravity-defying showpiece; a real life example of ‘Newton’s Cradle’.
Larry Walshe merged the law of physics with horticulture and entomology after filling five 1.5m Perspex acrylic spheres with mixed botanicals and sculpted curiosities. At the same time these ‘Newton’s Cradles’ demonstrate Newton’s Third Law, where the swing of a suspended metal ball shows that every action has an equal, opposite action.
This year’s show in March was themed ‘The Science of Design’ and took place at The Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour. The event attracted designers, architects and innovators keen to see inspirational design close up. Newton’s Cradle – in the form of the spherical garden globes - hung from the roof of the centre dome of the London venue with the multi-levelled location enabling visitors to enjoy these unique forms from all angles.
Celebrating over 70 years of “Shaping Industry” Talbot Designs are approved Perspex® fabricators and regarded as the leading manufacturer of Teedy® acrylic domes. With ovens over 3 meters wide, they are capable of creating some of the largest bespoke Perspex® acrylic domes and Perspex® acrylic fabrications possible. Teedy® domes can be found crowning the tops of Daleks and even as far afield as observation stations in the arctic. Using Perspex® acrylic means the domes also benefit from a clarity higher than that of glass while importantly remaining lightweight enough for installations such as this.
To find our more from approved fabricators Talbot Designs visit www.talbotdesigns.co.uk.
View more incredible installations by Larry Walshe at www.larrywalshe.com.