Royal Academy Fine Rooms, London, UKMuseums & Galleries
The lighting design for the ‘listed’ Fine Rooms in the Royal Academy of Arts, London was particularly challenging. The design had to provide discreet, flexible highlighting of artworks (which could change in size and location) and functional lighting at meeting tables. At the same time fixture scale and locations had to be selected with respect to the historic interiors and the fabric of the building. A further requirement was to ensure that the lighting could easily be adjusted to suit the different uses within the Fine Rooms – artwork exhibitions, boardroom meetings, social functions etc.
Low voltage spot lights were selected for the small scale, accurate colour rendition and ease of dimming. A custom designed track system was developed specifically to suit the project.