Designer Maker User, the permanent exhibition at London's ambitious Design Museum, has been transformed during the relocation of the museum with a lighting scheme by Studio ZNA that features LED Light Sheet.
Following an £83m investment of the Grade II* listed Commonwealth Institute Building in Kensington, the Design Museum has been reimagined as a leading institute dedicated to contemporary design and architecture. Designer Maker User house exhibits from the museum's 8000 strong product archive, including the Walkman and iPhone.
These iconic products are just some items from the collection that are illuminated by LED Light Sheet in a feature display of electronic devices designed for communication and entertainment. Elsewhere, moments in fashion are explored including Yves Saint Laurent's 1966 'Le Smoking' tuxedo for women and a tie-dyed Grateful Dead t-shirt, which have been highlighted in LED Light Sheet lit display cases.
Studio ZNA proposed 4100K LED Light Sheet for lit shelves and the exhibition's feature showcases to achieve a slim profile and create a soft diffused display texture. Due to the conservation requirements of the museum, all LED Light Sheet panels were supplied with dimmers to enable lower light levels to be set within the product display cases.
Located on the second floor of the Design Museum, underneath the building's impressive sloping roof structure, Designer Maker User highlights the creativity and invention of consumer product design and the impact these items have had in popular culture over the decades.