Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen

London, 2007

In 2007, London’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was designed by the acclaimed Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and Norwegian architect Kjetil Thorsen, from architectural practice Snøhetta.

The timber-clad structure they created resembled a spinning top and brought a dramatic vertical dimension to the traditional single level pavilion. The Kvadrat textile Tempo was used to upholster specially produced inflatable furniture, cushions and a curtain inside the pavilion.