The National Galleries of Scotland
Design for the National Galleries of Scotland’s summer blockbuster exhibition: Inspiring Impressionism at the Scottish National Gallery. The show brought together over 100 works of art from collections around the world. In addition to the main exhibition and graphics, we designed the bookshop, ticketing area and a reconstruction of Daubigny’s studio boat.
Our work involved exhibition space planning, concepts, 3D exhibition design, graphic design and design of the bookshop, ticketing area and studio boat. We used a rich palette of opulent blues and reflective greens to respond to the individual themes of each room within the Gallery. Graphics included a timeline, who’s who, text panels and promotional material. As part of our work on the bookshop we designed a series of freestanding retail units which could be moved and used for corporate entertaining and events within the space.
The exhibition was a collaboration between the National Galleries of Scotland, the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinatti and was supported by a full-colour catalogue and a varied programme of events.