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After lighting Ming: 50 Years that Changed China in the new 70m long Special Exhibitions Gallery, DHA Designs were delighted to be asked by the BM to light this autumn’s blockbuster exhibition. Designed by Real Studios, with graphics by the BM, DHA worked closely with the team and curators to light the hundreds of objects on display. These varied from tiny jewellery and coins to huge crosses and sculptures.
The exhibition received 5-stars from Jonathan Jones in The Guardian and tickets can be booked from the British Museum via their website here
DHA were very happy to receive the Highly Commended certificate for the lighting scheme for Navy, Nelson & Nation at this year’s Lighting Design Awards. The shortlist of the Public Building category ran to nine projects, so the judges had a very difficult time determining the final winner (T2 at London Heathrow by Hoare Lea & studioFRACTAL).
The Public Building category is one where DHA have received considerable success at the Awards, and our tally now stands at:
2015 – Highly Commended: Navy, Nelson & Nation Gallery, National Maritime Museum
2014 – Winner: Mary Rose Museum
2012 – Winner: Atmosphere Gallery, Science Museum
2011 – Highly Commended: Medieval & Renaissance Galleries, V&A Museum
2009 – Highly Commended: Bollinger Jewellery Gallery, V&A Museum
2007 – Winner: Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
2003 – Winner: Imperial War Museum of the North
DHA were delighted to receive the award in the Leisure category at this year’s Lighting Design Awards for their work at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool with Haworth Tompkins Architects. The scheme was up against a strong shortlist, including the Globe Theatre & London Aquatics Centre.
This award continues an incredible run of accolades for the refurbished theatre, including the RIBA’s Stirling Prize, a Civic Trust Award, an LABC Excellence Award, a Stage Award for Theatre of the Year, and nominations for several more yet to be judged.
DHA were delighted to have the privilege of lighting Rembrandt: The Late Works for the National Gallery. Working with exhibition designers Urban Salon, and the gallery’s curatorial team. DHA used new LED technology with a variety of fixtures and lenses to highlight these astonishing works. The challenge was the precision required to light such amazing portraits without shadows or reflections from glazing or varnish.
The show has had unanimous five-star reviews, including The Evening Standard, Independent, The Guardian and the Sunday Times and really is a once-in-a-lifetime show. More information including tickets can be found here:
DHA have just completed the three major shows at the V&A, all to favourable reviews.
Horst: Photographer of Style is a retrospective of one of the leading Twentieth Century photographers, and Constable: The Making of a Master shows an amazing collection of Constable’s work alongside his influences. Most recently, Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution and Design, presents over 150 costume and set designs (shown above) against a dramatic backdrop.
All three exhibitions use existing fixtures from stock, which DHA needed to use creatively for three very different experiences. More information including ticketing can be found here:
DHA Designs recently completed the lighting for the new Miles Stair at Somerset House, London. The staircase was designed by Eva Jiricna Architects and is made from Ductal, a material a thousand times stronger than concrete. The lighting was supplied by Lightworks, including Prolicht’s Never Ending wall lights and Ares LED ingrade uplights.
The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth has been shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014, along with five other museums. The judges will announce the winner at the awards ceremony on 09 July in London. DHA Designs designed the lighting for the museum, winning the Public Building category of this years Lighting Design Awards.
The Lux Awards are presented annually by Lux Magazine across seventeen categories that range from product design to completed schemes in a number of different environments and decided upon by a jury of industry peers.