In Spring 2016 we commissioned a new museum for the Kuwait Oil Company on the outskirts of Kuwait City.
Having first specified this in 2008 we then had to re-work it to incorporate as much LED as possible as the original specs were metal halide and tungsten. In fact many of fittings were obsolete, and we were greatly assisted in bringing it up to current specs by the team from SI Electrical.
As well as traditional display lighting there is a large amount of darkness, and a lot of black shiny floors.
Some very nice exhibition design by Event and films by Graham English.
DHA Designs have designed the lighting for IKEA’s new museum in Älmhult, Sweden.
Running from 2014 we worked with museum designers RAA and architects Wilkinson Eyre, and then directly for IKEA, completing the job in Spring 2016.
By using a combination of Erco, Concord and some fine led extrusions from Lightworks.
In April we commissioned the new EPIC museum at the CHQ Building in Dublin.
This new museum, set inside 200 year old customs vaults beside the river Liffey in Dublin, EPIC tells the story of the Irish Diaspora.
It was designed by Event, with a/v by GE&Co and Elbow and sound by Peter Key. Lighting support was by High Res in Dublin.
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 followed up their successful collaboration with the V&A Fashion and Textiles dept on Savage Beauty, with the lighting of the Shoes exhibition. Showcasing over 250 pairs of shoes from over 2000 years, the exhibition includes shoes from all over the globe.
The exhibition was designed by Line Lund of the V&A Design Dept and is located in Gallery 40. More information and tickets can be found here