Walter Raes will be exhibiting his new installation, ‘DUN ROAMIN’ at Oratory House, adjacent to the V&A museum in the heart of London Design Festival this September. Raes was born in Belgium, and though he has lived and worked in London for more than twenty years, he is steeped in the Belgian surrealist tradition.
Walter Raes is best known for transforming ‘trash’ into art, and a witty use of surprising materials. His ‘wearable art’, such as the Cassette Tape Boogie Dress, has been making headlines for some years.
The DUN ROAMIN installation at London Design Festival 2011 is a meticulously worked vintage room, where every design piece has been transmogrified from household detritus.
I’m really happy to be showing this large-scale piece at London Design Festival, which has become enormously important internationally, I’m also delighted to set up my stall right next to the Victoria & Albert Museum, the heart of the festival, to welcome you all to DUN ROAMIN’, says Walter Raes.