‘The Wish List… What I have always wanted is…' brings together a stellar list of architects and designers to create a compelling installation which will be exhibited at the V&A during the 2014 London Design Festival (13-21 September).
Sir Paul Smith commissioned Nathalie de Leval to make his ideal shed. Not just any shed, ‘My Shed’ – a request befitting of any man. When asked about his brief Paul Smith said, ‘Really the inspiration behind the design was to create somewhere where you can go to switch off, somewhere to relax. In today’s world where everyone is so busy, I think this is really important and very needed.’ The shed will not be stuck in the corner of a garden; rather it will sit on the top of a hill or by a forest, overlooking an amazing view.
Paul goes on to explain, ‘The shed is 3m by 3m, the same size as my first ever shop in Nottingham. Completely coincidentally, Matisse’s famous cut-out ‘The Snail’ is also the same size.’