Drop in the Ocean by Brodie Neill

Festival Commission

16 — 24 Sept 2017

Craft, Interiors & Furniture, Materials


336-337 Strand



Brodie Neill created a mesmerising nature-driven installation for the 100-feet high atrium of the luxurious iconic Foster+Partners designed ME LONDON, Official Hotel Partner to London Design Festival 2017.

Neill’s site-specific presentation used the material Ocean Terrazzo, which he developed for the Australian Pavilion at the 2016 London Design Biennale, confronting the problem of the world’s plastic waste within our oceans. 'The installation is a continuation of my work drawing attention to the global issue of ocean pollution through contemporary design, and up-cycling waste streams to create innovative materials'. Neill explained. 'Exactly a year ago, while standing in the atrium at ME London, I was inspired to create an installation which used both the unique height of the prism-like Atrium and the state-of-the-art video projectors that video map its white Carrara walls. It was a 'what if' moment that quickly gathered momentum into an installation concept in which a drop of water would trigger an animation of a roaring wave – all perfectly synced via Arduino technology. The single drop symbolises the smallest essence of nature but with momentous consequences.' Supported by ME LONDON.