Location: London, United Kingdom
Completion date: 2017
Pae White Studio
Foster + Partners’ design for Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London is the result of founder Michael Bloomberg working closely with Lord Norman Foster to create a progressive workplace of the future, a pioneer of sustainable design exceeding all other office blocks in its environmental credentials, and a stimulating place for its 4,000 employees to work.
Pae White’s “Pomona” is located on the ground floor in the auditorium’s pre-function space. The suite of three tapestries weaves together the artist’s fascination with historic textiles and the natural world. They are inspired in part by traditional textile “samplers” that would have been stitched by hand. Each tapestry is approximately 10 feet high and spans a width of approximately 40 feet. Together, the three tapestries envelop visitors as they enter the space.