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An artist has made a life-sized London Underground station out of wood

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Isabelle Aron
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Camilla Barnard and Jeff Moore

Tube geeks of London, get ready to have your minds blown. Just when you thought there was nowhere else to go with tube-themed art, an artist has recreated an entire London Underground station out of wood. Sure, a wooden Underground system wouldn't be hugely practical due to the whole flammability issue, but it looks pretty damn cool. 

The life-sized station is part of the Designjunction exhibition at the London Design Festival and includes a ticket hall complete with ticket barriers, a map with hand-painted labels, ticket machines, a Metro newspaper stand and even a 'thought for the day'-style whiteboard. There are signs for westbound or eastbound platforms, 'mind the gap' markings on the makeshift platform and most importantly, a tube - although, much like the actual tube, this one won't get you anywhere in a hurry.

The piece has been commissioned by TfL, and the exhibition also features other contemporary artworks inspired by the TfL archive. It will be on display at the Designjunction exhibition from today until September 27 - just make sure you leave your lighter at the door.

Take a look at some more snaps of the installation: 

 

  

 

  

See the wooden tube station at the Designjunction exhibition, which is part of the London Design Festival at the. The College, 12-42 Southampton Row, WC1B 4AP and Victoria House, 37 Southampton Row, WC1B 4DA. September 24-27. 

Find out more about Designjunction.

Images: Camilla Barnard and Jeff Moore

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