Natural History Museum Shop, London, UKMuseums & Galleries
This building is a world famous Grade I listed museum and the shop in its current location is in a large and prominent room with highly decorative ceiling. The lighting design commission was to work closely with the client and interior designer, M Worldwide, to develop a practical and sympathetic lighting solution which at the same time provided modern retail lighting techniques and light sources. Given the listed nature of the interior much of the lighting was integrated into the display furniture for display and visual feature effect at human scale. Nevertheless despite the limited locations on which to suspend lighting from the ceiling we managed to develop solutions for large custom pendants incorporating ambient and display lighting and also contemporary suspended linear profile luminaires housing uplighting to the ceiling and directional spotlighting to the merchandise.