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Victoria and Albert Museum, Fashion Room


Location Client Cost Completion
London, UK Victoria and Albert Museum £950k 2012

Project details

Architectural sensitivity was key in the lighting intervention; a minimalist approach was favoured by the design team to ensure the architecture was allowed to shine without competition. The lighting was designed to complement, not compete.

One of the main challenges was to uplight the spectacular roof and spotlighting to the exhibits on the mezzanine whilst preserving architectural sensitivity. The solution was three custom 9m diameter suspended rings with integrated fluorescent uplighting and custom curved track for spotlighting.

A fitting gallery space for the world's greatest museum of art and design


  • restore the Octagon Court and ensure the gallery is fit to host the glamorous 1950s ball gown collection
  • manage the wide range of brightness and contrast within the scheme


  • three 9.5m diameter light rings were installed to light the gallery and doomed roof
  • a fitting gallery space for the world’s greatest museum of art and design

Integrated services