The Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction in central London. One of Britain’s most striking examples of Romanesque architecture is considered a work of art in its own right and has become one of London’s most iconic landmarks.
The Grade I listed Mammalian Hall serves as the museum’s main shop. In 2021 the commercial team appointed the talented folk at Stamp Design to revitalise the space, and significantly improve the visitor experience. Stamp were eager to make practical improvements to celebrate the unparalleled architecture as well as reveal amazing detail previously lost.
GDS worked together with the Interior team to design and manufacture four, 3m Supernova suspended halo fixtures. Beautiful, seamless statement pieces that flood the central corridor with warm, high-quality light.
The project was not without its challenges, the suspension of such large features in a Grade I listed space requires careful consideration. Weight distribution and driver containment were key factors in ensuring the very best result for the client. Various finishes, and outputs were also thoroughly scrutinised by GDS, Stamp Design, and the delivery team at I-am Wow.
The Supernova has proven a real hit with architects and designers across a number of sectors. In this space, amongst the finest architecture and heritage features, its contemporary form provides wonderfully detailed illumination to a British institution.