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Rembrandt: The Late Works opens to great reviews

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 light V&A autumn shows

Dshowcase modelHA 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:


Everyman Theatre, Liverpool wins the Stirling Prize!

Congratulations to Steve Tompkins and his team at Haworth Tompkins Architects for winning this year’s Stirling Prize. Read the full article here or watch a BBC video here.

DHA Designs worked with HTA on the exterior and interior lighting design for the new theatre.

Stair smallDHA 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 Sun by Dale Chihuly in Mondo*Arc magazine

Dale Chihuly's piece, currently on display in London

Dale Chihuly’s piece, currently on display in London

Simon Marks, DHA Designs lighting designer, recently illuminated Dale Chihuly’s striking piece of art for the Halcyon Gallery in Berkeley Square. Made from over 1,500 hand-made pieces of glass, the sculpture is a perfect example of Dale Chihuly’s massing of colour that he uses in his pieces to such incredible effect. Simon worked closely with Halcyon to ensure the lighting on the piece gave it the right eye-catching qualities, without flattening the sculpture. Instead, the colours and texts of the piece are brought out to stunning effect, resulting in the beautiful image taken by Paul Brown of Demotix for Mondo*Arc magazine.


DHA have worked with Chihuly Studios in the past, including his chandelier at the V&A Museum & incredible flower installation in the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas.