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The Grand Entrance Revisited

The V&A Museum recently asked DHA to revisit the lighting installation for the Grand Entrance. The space was last upgraded in 2003, one of our first projects for the museum and part of an early phase of their Futureplan. Originally lit with a mixture of tungsten and metal halide sources, the new scheme is lit totally with LED. Fixtures of note include Soraa’s new MR16 LED replacement lamps, Hoffmeister’s “lo.nely” narrow beam track mounted LED spotlights, and linear LED systems from Light Graphix.

James Newton gets the credit for the fabulous photographs.

Lighting Club to Catwalk at the V&A

After designing Hollywood Costume and David Bowie Is… at the V&A, DHA were pleased to use their expertise to light Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 80s. The exhibition is displayed over two floors in the recently refurbished Fashion Gallery, and runs until February 2014. The fabulous collection of fashion on display is predominantly lit with LED spots, with retro-fit lamps used in the V&A’s older equipment.

To contrast the two styles, the Catwalksection is all in showcases and lit in predominantly white LED spots, softened by some linear fluorescent. The CLub section upstairs is all on open display, lit with coloured filters and uses a lot of uplighting for added theatricality.

You can find out more about the exhibition by visiting the V&A’s website here Photo credit: V&A Images

David Bowie Is…. open

DHA were delighted to be the lighting designers for the eagerly anticipated David Bowie Is… exhibition at the V&A. With our background in theatre and rock concert lighting, and our experience in galleries and museums, it was a great opportunity to showcase dynamic exhibition lighting. We worked closely with the museum, 59 Productions and Real Studios to bring the glamour and excitement of Bowie to the V&A.

The exhibition has already become the fastest-selling in the V&A’s history, described by the Evening Standard in its 5-star review as “a triumph” and tickets and further information can be found here