HM The Queen sends her first tweet from the Information Age gallery
Friday 24th October saw the opening of the Information Age Gallery at the Science Museum in London, the first gallery of the museum’s ambitious Masterplan that will see many of the major galleries refurbished or replaced. Information Age tells the story of 21 communication advances or inventions that changed our world, from the invention of the telegraph to the foundation of the world wide web. The gallery was designed by Universal Design Studio, with whom DHA have collaborated on a number of projects, including the Sony exhibition at the Milan Salone. DHA provided a complete exhibition lighting design scheme, including display cases and interactive exhibit lighting.
The gallery was opened by Her Majesty the Queen, who after touring the exhibits, used the opportunity to send her first tweet via the @BritishMonarchy account. Rory Cellan-Jones covered the opening via his BBC technology blog
The DHA Designs team were delighted to win the Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year category at the 2013 Lux Awards, presented at the Park Plaza hotel on the 21st November. The judges praised the scheme for its ‘simplicity and sympathy with the architecture of the building’. The award was won against a strong shortlist of other schemes.
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.
More information on our lighting scheme for the Science Museum, and how it came about, can be found on our pages for the project.
DHA are very pleased to have been asked by the Science Museum to light the latest installation in the Antenna Gallery. This new exhibition focuses on the exciting possibilities of 3d printing, both its challenges and its opportunities. Included in the lighting scheme for the gallery is integration with animation as well as a highlighting a new sculpture by Tobias Klien.
Photo © Jennie Hills, Science Museum
This exhibition shows DHA’s continuing collaboration with the Science Museum, and adds to our body of work in the field.
Two of our projects have been short-listed for this year’s Lux Awards: the facade lighting for the Science Museum under the category “Outdoor Lighting Project Of The Year” and the lighting for the V&A Museum of Childhood under the category “Hospitality And Leisure Project of The Year”.
DHA are very proud to have been asked to light the first exhibition in the new Media Gallery at the Science Museum in London.
The exhibition, the first in London showcasing British photographer Tony Ray-Jones, opened on Saturday as part of major refurbishment works in the space.
The exhibition also shows works by Martin Parr, who followed on from Ray-Jones’ work on cataloguing British life. Parr was asked by the National Media Museum to scour their archives of Ray-Jones’ work. He selected unfamiliar and previously unexhibited pieces for the gallery.
The gallery is an exciting new space in London, with the potential to show case major new works, and DHA are very pleased to be part of it. In the spirit of this, the gallery uses LED lighting and daylight harvesting to reduce the energy footprint.
Only in England runs until 16th of March 2014 in London and then from the 22nd of March until the 29th of June in Bradford.
More information and ticketing can be found on the Science Museum’s website here.
A post on the Science Museum blog today announced our project at the Science Museum for Google, Chrome Weblab, has been nominated three awards at this year’s Webby Awards, including one for the Best Visual Design – Aesthetic category. Normally these awards go to ‘virtual’ designs, so for a physical project to be nominated is pretty unusual – and highly prestigious. We’d be highly delighted if you were to follow the link to the awards & vote for the Weblab in the best visual design category! At last count, the project was in the lead with 52% of the vote, so the project has a very good chance of being honoured.
Designed by Google to showcase their groundbreaking Chrome Experiments, this year-long exhibition is now live in London, and on the internet. Designed as a physical and virtual exhibition, visitors can physically interact with exhibits by visiting the museum, or access them online, twenty-four hours per day. The lighting gives a ‘clean room’ style to the basement area of the Science Museum, whilst pools of warmth draw the visitor to the five distinct exhibit areas.