Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lighting Design Awards 2012

DHA Designs are delighted to have been shortlisted for no less than five times for the 2012 Lighting Design Awards, due to be presented on 21st March, 2012. The company has entries in the Public Buildings category (Atmosphere at the Science Museum & Riverside Museum, with Inverse Lighting Design), Special Projects (Book of the Dead, British Museum), Low Carbon (Atmosphere at the Science Museum) & Heritage (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh) categories. The competitions seems exceptionally strong this year, so to be shortlisted in so many categories is a remarkable achievement.

Read more about the awards here.

Royal Manuscripts at British Library

dha designs completed the lighting of this wonderful collection of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library this week. Considered possibly the greatest collection of their type ever shown together, the exhibition has over 150 manuscripts, together with royal portraiture, sculpture and maps.

Lighting these fragile works without creating shadows or glare was a challenge, but The Times described the collection as “beautifully displayed and lit”. The exhibition was opened by HM The Queen on 10th November.

You can find out more on the exhibition by clicking here

East Wing Galleries Open At Somerset House

The new East Wing Galleries have opened at Somerset House this week, with a new photography exhibition entitled “Amazon”.

dha designs worked with Eva Jiricna Architects to design a flexible lighting system in all of the gallery spaces. Each room has pairs of custom suspended profiles that containĀ  T5 dimmable fluorescent battens creating a warm even glow to the ceiling, together with 12W LED track mounted spotlights with an adjustable zoom lens fixed to the track below, focused onto the displays.