A project that was over a year and a half in the making, this week we're showcasing Alexis Snell's work with the V&A for their new Europe 1600-1800 Gallery. While making up only a small part of the gallery as a whole, the project was a large undertaking, with Alexis working closely with talented craftsmen to design and creating a unique activity table featuring a snakes and ladders game 'showing the ups and downs of a 17th- century collector', brass rubbings and beautiful imagery to admire. To create the table, eleven large lino-cut pieces were seamlessly (and painstakingly!) slotted together and then cast in bronze.
Alexis also worked with a traditional globe maker and illustrated this beautiful map, which we think looks wonderful in 3D!