DHA Designs worked on the re-design of the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield as part of the £15.7m new Remembrance Centre. The beautiful site near Lichfield, is the national site of remembrance, and the exhibition “Landscapes of Life” tells the story of ways of remembrance and collection, and of the Arboretum itself.
Working with Real Studios, DHA designed a flexible and sympathetic lighting solution, to highlight the collection and create a series of atmospheric spaces. The balance of the lighting and the AV was critical in complimenting Real Studio’s immersive design, and one visited my many who’ve lost loved ones.
More information on the Arboretum can be found here > http://www.thenma.org.uk
Photo Credit: Philip Vile
DHA Designs were delighted to work on Fire! Fire! at the Museum of London, working with Skellon Studio. The exhibition commemorates the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London and creates a theatrical journey from Pudding Lane to the Aftermath, using illustrations, setworks and lighting inspired by the period.
The exhibition, which is particularly popular with school groups, also showcases many artefacts from the museum’s rich collection of that period, as well as those salvaged from the fire. The challenge for the lighting was to engage the children with theatrical effects without overwhelming the objects and their conservation lighting.
The lighting plays with colour temperature as part of the visitor route: from twilight in Pudding Lane, to the warmth of the Fire itself, then to the grey smoke of the Aftermath. The final area is warmed up to end on the positive re-building of the city.
Photo Credit: Museum of London
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.
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 Designs director, Peter Fordham, was invited to speak at the Light Middle East conference, being held in Dubai from 3rd-5th November 2015.
Peter was invited to give a presentation, titled Reducing light in the public realm with design intent and adding lighting quality. The presentation was given to an audience of some of the leading figures in lighting from across the Middle East, including lighting designers active in the area, specialist lighting contractors & lighting manufacturers supplying to these countries.
Light Middle East has been running for nine years now, and is the premier event for our industry across the region, and attracts more than 325 companies who are working to develop the lighting industries in one of the world’s great regions of growth.