Wednesday, 20 April 2011

2nd of April Titanic Exhibition O2 London

On the 2nd of April a few members of both group 1 and 2 went to the Titanic Exhibition at the O2. The purpose of this visit was initially to study the recreations of the 1st and 3rd class cabins. The time period of the early 1900's was appropriate for group one's research for Fraz Kafka's Metamorphasis but the Titanic is around 30-40 years newer than the Tolstoy rooms we are recreating. On the other hand there are still elements of the 1st class interior design that harks back to the late 1800's and certain features or antiques are very similar. In general observing these room recreations are always useful for future projects, so we all took not of various elements such as the wood paneling, chairs tables and other furniture and mouldings. The photos below are of the 1st class cabin. There were not cameras allowed in the exhibition so these images I am using are from the official website .

When viewing this room I took note of the types of wood used (or mimiced) The patterns on the upholstery and floors as well was very relevant to the baroque movement which we are currently studying. Dan and I discussed the fabric inlays in the walls possibly may be a good idea to have in the smaller study as this would 1 differ from the wall paper in the other room, 2 it makes the room darker and smaller in appearance. As well as the room replications there were many huge exhibition historic photographs of the original Titanic interior. These were also useful as references .

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