Exhibition Design News
Gallagher & Associates Designs Interactive Exhibitions for New International Spy Museum
Last month, the new 140,000-square-foot International Spy Museum (SPY) opened in Washington, DC. For the new Museum, Gallagher & Associates designed the overall visitor experience including exhibitions, media, retail, lobby, and graphics that push the boundaries of innovative storytelling and immersive design.
ESI Designs Statue of Liberty Museum's Interactive Exhibits
The Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island opened to the public following a dedication ceremony presented by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and the National Park Service. The museum was designed by architecture firm FXCollaborative with exhibits created by ESI Design.
Tom Postma Design Creates Two Permanent Exhibitions for the Dutch National Maritime Museum
Tom Postma Design has created two permanent exhibitions commissioned by the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, Republic at Sea and Maps & Marvels, opened public last week.
Liqui Creates Eye-catching Installations for Havwoods at Clerkenwell Design Week
To celebrate Clerkenwell Design Week, Havwoods commissioned Liqui Group to create several eye-catching installations for their flagship Clerkenwell London showroom. These displays showcase a variety of pieces from Havwoods stunning new cork wall coverings collection.
UNION Debuts at Fuorisalone with One Design - One Handle Installation
UNION made its debut at Milan Design Week with the evocative installation 'One Design - One Handle.' Designed by architect Tsuyoshi Tane, the exhibition offered an impressive journey over more than 60 years of the company's history, combining the most ancient Japanese techniques for the production of artisanal handles with cutting-edge design projects.
RIBA Names Designers of 2019 Summer Installation
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has selected You+Pea to create an installation at the RIBA's landmark HQ building in central London. The studio's proposal was selected from 75 submissions to an open call on the theme of 'Boundaries.'
Gagarin Designs Heart of Iceland Exhibition at Thingvellir National Park
Þingvellir is a natural wonder, situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and also the place where Iceland became a commonwealth when the parliament was established there in 930.
RIBA Launches Open Call to Design London Festival of Architecture Installation
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched an open call for architects and architecture students to design a temporary installation for the Architecture Gallery at the RIBA at 66 Portland Place, London. The installation will be on show from June 4 through to August 2019, alongside a programme of talks and events, as part of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA).
Rapt Studio Makes Salone del Mobile Debut at Ventura Centrale
Rapt Studio will make its debut at Salone del Mobile with Tell Me More, an interactive, immersive installation at Ventura Centrale.
Core77 Design Awards 2019
The 2019 Core77 Design Awards is still open for entries. Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners.
Free Barbican Installation Investigates What It Means to Grow Old Today
The Liminal Space designed and created a new installation at the Barbican, aimed to engage the public on the inequalities of ageing.
SPPARC Unveils Design for New Museum and Visitor Centre for the Golden Hinde
SPPARC has unveiled its design for a new museum and visitor centre for The Golden Hinde - a full-scale 300 tonne working replica of the 16th-century sailing galleon, in which Sir Frances Drake famously became the first Englishman to sail around the world.
Kossmann.dejong Designs New Chambers of Wonder in Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Kossmann.dejong recently renewed Chambers of Wonder in Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. The Chambers of Wonder - which has been awarded numerous international prizes - is a permanent, interactive exhibition for young and old.
Aluksne Banitis Station Exhibition by H2E
H2E recently created an exciting exhibition, 'Aluksne Banitis Station,' which offers a virtual trip though time and space dedicated to a unique narrow gauge railway line in Europe.
Lee Broom Creates Striking Window Concept for Stockholm Design Week
Lee Broom has created an exclusive window concept for luxury department store NK Stockholm for Stockholm Design Week.
C&G Partners Designs Emotional Kindertransport Exhibition
C&G Partners has created a highly emotional and thought-provoking exhibition commemorating the 80th anniversary of the start of Kindertransport, the remarkable humanitarian mission to rescue 10,000 refugee children from Nazi-occupied Europe in the years leading up to the Holocaust.
SEGD Global Design Awards 2019
The 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, officially opened for entries.
Studio Matthews Designs Latest Exhibition at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
Studio Matthews recently designed the latest exhibition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center: Design with the 90%.
HOPE: A Light and Sound Installation by Aether & Hemera Studio
HOPE is a large-scale text sculpture featuring hundreds of colour-changing LED tubes, along with speakers projecting local people's experiences of the conflict.
Design Museum Named Counter Investigations by Forensic Architecture Best Design of 2018
Counter Investigations, an exhibition of work by Forensic Architecture, has been named the 2018 Beazley Design of the Year by the Design Museum.
Digital Signage Expo 2019
The 2019 Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world's largest international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, will be held March 26-29, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019 Launches Installation Programme Competition
Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB 2019) has recently launched an Open Call for its 'Installation Programme Competition.' The open two-stage competition challenges participants to develop creative designs for a temporary outdoor installation in front of the Museum of Estonian Architecture.
Winner of 2019 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition Announced
Times Square Arts has announced Reddymade as the winner of its 2019 Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition.
NASA-Inspired AR Installation at Dolby Gallery
A NASA-inspired AR installation recently went live at Dolby's Gallery in San Francisco. Titled 'Asteria,' the augmented reality journey across space is part of Dolby's ongoing series of site-specific commissions that are created for its unique gallery space in San Francisco.
Optimist Designs New James Bond Cinematic Installation
Optimist, in collaboration with creative director Neal Callow, has created '007 ELEMENTS,' a world-first cinematic installation that sits more than 9,800 feet above sea level at the peak of Gaislachkogl Mountain, high above the town of Sölden in Austria.
V&A Photography Centre by David Kohn Architects
The new V&A Photography Centre, designed by David Kohn Architects (DKA), recently opened at the V&A Museum in London. The new gallery more than doubles the space to display photography at the museum.
City of Dreams Pavilion 2019: Call for Entries
Submissions are now open for the ninth City of Dreams Pavilion competition to design and construct an architectural pavilion in Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island. The Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on Roosevelt Island, take in a performance or lecture, and enjoy this temporary structure.
Made Thought Designs Plastic Free Aisle Installation for Design Museum
Made Thought, in conjunction with environmental campaign group A Plastic Planet, has developed an installation recreating the world's first Plastic Free Aisle that was introduced in an Amsterdam branch of Dutch supermarket chain Ekoplaza in February this year.
Type Directors Club 2019 Type Competitions Open for Entries
Type Directors Club has announced its call for entries for the 65th Annual Communications Design and the 22nd Typeface Design Competitions, a celebration of the world's best typography.
Frame Awards 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Frame Awards, the first and only global interior-design awards with a truly holistic approach. The Awards identify and honor the world's best interior projects, but also the people behind them.
Thinc Creates New Experiences for Visitors to the Empire State Building
Thinc has recently completed the new 34th Street guest entrance into the Empire State Building (ESB).
C&G Partners Designs Interactive Ice Cream Museum 'Ample Hills Creamery' Red Hook
C&G Partners has designed the recently opened Ample Hills Creamery factory in Red Hook. Storytelling plays a central role in C&G Partners' visitor experience designs for the new 15,000 square foot facility where ice cream lovers can learn about the flavor creation process, watch production in action, sample the exclusive ice cream offerings and celebrate the company's Brooklyn heritage.
Trans Plan 2018: Immersive Evolution
Trans Plan is an international student design competition organized by A2G (Architecture Gallery at the Faculty of Architecture University of Manitoba).
MET Studio Designs 'RAF Stories: The First 100 Years 1918-2018' Exhibition at RAF Museum London
MET Studio has worked with a team from the RAF Museum London to design an immersive visitor experience, 'RAF Stories: The First 100 Years 1918-2018,' to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force.
The Future of Museum, Exhibition and Experience Design
On August 23-24, multidisciplinary designers will convene in the nation's capital for the only comprehensive event dedicated to exhibition and experience design. The Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) will host its Exhibition & Experience Design event at the new Museum of the Bible in southwest Washington.
DSE Opens Call for 2019 APEX Awards Nominations
Digital Signage Expo is now accepting nominations for its 2019 APEX Awards. The Awards recognize and honor achievement in the creation and installation of compelling viewer content and interactive technology.
Pfau Long and Kuth Ranieri Architects Renovate Randall Museum
Pfau Long Architecture and Kuth Ranieri Architects have recently renovated the Randall Museum, bringing one of San Francisco's most popular museums for kids into the 21st century.
MET Studio Designs the Monastic Way Visitor Experience to Tell 1000-year Story of Buckfast Abbey
MET Studio has designed an immersive visitor experience, 'The Monastic Way,' celebrating 1000 years of Buckfast Abbey and telling the story of 1500 years of Benedictine monks and nuns history.
C&G Partners Designs 9/11 Museum's 'Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11' Exhibition
C&G Partners has designed a new special exhibition at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York.
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University
Noll & Tam Architects has recently completed the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University. The project renovated the fourth floor of Stanford University's Green Library to house David Rumsey's rare map collection.
MET Designs 'Special Forces: In The Shadows' Exhibition for National Army Museum
MET Studio has designed the 'Special Forces: In The Shadows' exhibition, which recently opened at the National Army Museum in London's Chelsea. It is the first major exhibition since the museum's re-opening in 2017 following a major refurbishment.
Universal Design Studio Redesigns Frieze Art Fair New York
Four-time architect of Frieze London, Universal Design Studio, will for the first time redesign Frieze New York, providing a fresh take on this global art fair.
Luci Creative Contributes to Smithsonian's 'Destination Moon' Traveling Exhibit
"Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission" is a celebratory 50th anniversary exhibition of the Apollo 11 mission, organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), that is traveling to top museums across America.
The Barrel Opens in Louisville's Bourbon District
Solid Light has designed and built 'The Barrel,' a new art piece at the center of Louisville's Bourbon District that serves as a gathering space and celebration of the city's bourbon renaissance and roots in the Commonwealth's storied bourbon history.
mode:lina Designs Fair Stand for CustomForm
mode:lina has designed a unique exhibition stand for furniture brand CustomForm. Inspired by the CustomForm's online success, mode:lina created a huge shipping box, featuring CustomForm's latest products.
C&G Partners Creates '1938 Projekt: Posts from the Past' for Leo Baeck Institute
C&G Partners recently created the visual identity, website, exhibition design and social media strategy for the '1938 Projekt: Posts from the Past,' a captivating year-long social, web and physical exhibition program which presents a daily stream of one archival document - a handwritten letter, a diary entry, a photo, a newspaper article - from that year belonging to German-speaking Jews as they lived through the 12 months leading up to Kristallnacht and the beginning of the Holocaust.
IIDA Student Booth Design Competition at Orgatec 2018
Presented by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and sponsored by Vitra, the IIDA Student Booth Design Competition at Orgatec 2018 gives students the opportunity to design and transform a trade show booth and gain exposure by having their design concept executed at a prominent global trade show.
Reality Redrawn Challenge
As part of the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative, Mozilla launched the Reality Redrawn Challenge. The non-profit is sponsoring public demonstrations that make the power of misinformation and its potential impacts visible and visceral.
2018 SEGD Global Design Awards
The 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international design awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, is open for entries. The competition is open to experiential graphic designers, environmental graphic designers, fabricators, architects, exhibition designers, interaction designers, digital media designers, experience designers, students and others who have a hand in shaping communication in the built environment.
Life in the Universe Exhibition by Archimedes
A new permanent exhibition, 'Life in the Universe,' recently opened to the public at NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam. Archimedes Exhibitions designed and implemented the concept for the exhibition.
Type Directors Club Type Competitions Open for Entries
Type Directors Club has announced its call for entries for its 64th Annual Communications Design and 2018 Typeface Design Competitions, a celebration of the world's best typography.
Gagarin Designs Installations for Lava Centre
Gagarin, in cooperation with Basalt architects, designed the main exhibition for the new Lava Centre in Iceland.
TIRPITZ: A Hidden Museum on Danish Westcoast
Varde Museums, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, and Tinker Imagineers recently completed TIRPITZ - a sanctuary in the sand that acts as a gentle counterbalance to the dramatic war history of the site in Blåvand on the west coast of Denmark.
Foscarini Transforms Its Milan Showroom to a Bird Paradise
To celebrate Foscarini's new Birdie family of table, wall, floor and ceiling lamps - inspired by the natural and delicate silhouette of a young sapling balanced on a thin tree branch, designers Roberto and Ludovica Palomba created 'The Birdie Garden.'
Foscarini Unveils New Collections During NYCxDesign 2017
Foscarini unveiled its new lighting collections at the company's new Soho space during the 2017 NYCxDesign.
SoHo Design District Launches Its First Collective Booth at ICFF 2017
The SoHo Design District, a neighborhood dedicated to innovative design and architecture, brands and experiences, has commissioned creative firm b-havior to design its first booth to showcase all 26 member showrooms at ICFF, May 21-24, 2017, in New York City.
Brand Installations for Nike Office in Beijing by Johannes Torpe Studios
Drawing on the heritage and foundational stories of the sports brand, Johannes Torpe Studios created a collection of installations for the new Nike WD+C office in Beijing.
Luxembourg Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai
Metaform and the Space Factory scenographers won the competition for Luxembourg Pavilion for the Expo 2020 Dubai.
FormNation Designs Exhibit Space for New Dutch Wave
FormNation completed the design of the New Dutch Wave exhibition booth which launched at SXSW in March.
Timeline by Gruppo Pozzi
Gruppo Pozzi recently created an installation for the 2017 Fuorisalone. The installation, 'Timeline,' offers a journey through the evolution of retail: the past, present, and future of product display are found within a series of geometrical elements creating an organic installation.
Bluecadet Creates Interactive Exhibits for Royal Ontario Museum
Bluecadet created two interactive experiences for a recent exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum that highlight a world where the highly endangered species is no longer threatened by extinction.
2017 City of Dreams Competition Winner: Cast & Place
FIGMENT has recently unveiled the winner of its 2017 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition. Cast & Place by Team Aesop reimagines waste as a transformative resource for New York City's future.
BKLYN DESIGNS 2017 Installation Competition
Founded in 2003 by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, BKLYN DESIGNS was one of the first design fairs to shine a spotlight on the creative economy in Brooklyn, and helped put many Brooklyn makers and supporters on the map.
Mathematics: The Winton Gallery by Zaha Hadid Architects
Mathematics: The Winton Gallery brings together remarkable stories, historical artefacts and design to highlight the central role of mathematical practice in all our lives, and explores how mathematicians, their tools and ideas have helped build the modern world over the past four centuries.
Kossmann.dejong Designs Exhibition for Royal Shakespeare Company
Kossmann.dejong recently created the new immersive family-friendly exhibition, 'The Play's The Thing,' for and about the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).
Dean & DeLuca and Ole Scheeren Unveiled STAGE at Design Miami
Dean & DeLuca and Ole Scheeren unveiled STAGE at Design Miami/16. The introduction of this new format will expand Dean & DeLuca's offerings beyond the group of existing gourmet markets.
Bloom Miami Creates Shiseido's First US Retail Activation at LAX
Bloom Miami created and installed Shiseido's first U.S. Activation at LAX's Tom Bradley International Terminal.
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards
The 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards is now open for submissions. Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design, honoring design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content and compelling experiences in public spaces.
Sisecam Flat Glass Showroom by Demirden Design
Demirden Design recently completed the Sisecam Flat Glass Showroom, which invites visitors into an impressive journey, an exploration towards the nature of glass itself.
Winners of 2016 SBID International Design Awards
The Society of British and International Design has announced the winners of the 2016 SBID International Design Awards.
A World of Feathers by Kossmann.dejong
Kossmann.dejong designed the new temporary exhibition 'A World of Feathers,' on view at the National Museum of Ethnology through March 5, 2017.
Folly/Function 2017: Call for Proposals
Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League invite designers and architects to help shape the physical setting in which the park fulfills its mission as a venue for art, creative expression, public programming, and education.
Mathieu Lehanneur Designs Temporary Museum for Audemars Piguet
Mathieu Lehanneur has designed a temporary installation for Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet. Located within the Yuz Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, the 'Ring' is comprised of a large-scale 4m high copper ring, into which visitors are invited on a journey that allows them to explore the rich history of the brand.
LAVA Designs Digital Technologies Exhibition 'Out of Hand'
LAVA has designed the "Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital" exhibition, on view at the Powerhouse Museum through June 25, 2017.
StudioKCA Architects' NASA Orbit Pavilion Comes to Huntington Library
StudioKCA has designed the aluminum, seashell-like structure for the NASA Orbit Pavilion that will be on view at The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens from October 29, 2016 to February 27, 2017.
IKEA Museum by Form Us With Love
IKEA recently tasked Form Us With Love to design three parts of its new museum; the Introductory Hall, the Democratic Design Gallery and the Interactive Ball Room.
MET Studio Designs Latin America Pavilion
Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL), one of the world's largest book fairs, tasked MET Studio to design the guest of honour pavilion, which this year features Latin America.
Collaborative Farming: Growing Own Organic Food at Tomorrow's Supermarkets
Carlo Ratti Associati, in collaboration with EATALY and CAAB, has designed a concept pavilion where people can engage with digitally-augmented farming and grow their own food on-site.
Alison Brooks Architects Designs Landmark Installation for London Design Festival 2016
Alison Brooks Architects has collaborated with The American Hardwood Export Council, Arup, and the London Design Festival to present 'The Smile,' a cross-laminated tulipwood structure.
Tinker Imagineers Completes Nestlé's Open House in Switzerland
Nest is the new Nestle open house in Vevey, Lake Geneva designed by Tinker Imagineers. The Swiss Concept-Consult Architectes renovated the industrial heritage site and covered it with a magnificent glass roof and steel construction.
PWW Collaborates with Low Carbon for Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing Tech Deck
PWW has collaborated with Low Carbon for Land Rover BAR's new education centre - the "Tech Deck."
From Museums to Beyond: SEGD's 2016 Exhibition & Experience Design Event
Experiences like museum exhibitions are evolving rapidly. People are experiencing dynamic installations inside traditional museums, within corporate and community visitor centers, inside sports venues and even on the streets of our cities.
Universal Everything Creates 360 Degrees Weather Installation for London Collections Men
Universal Everything has designed an immersive presentation for travel luxury brand MCM for their Spring-Summer 17 capsule collection with Christopher Ræburn.
La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux Celebrates the Art, Culture and Commerce of Wine
Casson Mann has created the permanent tour at the heart of Bordeaux's new landmark attraction.
SOMA Designed Unilux is a Winner in this Year's Architizer A+Awards
SOMA recently won the Best Retail Award at 2016 Architizer A+ Awards for Unilux Showroom. The Unilux showroom has 65 feet of frontage, and is only 13 feet in depth.
SBID Awards 2016
The 2016 SBID International Design Awards is now open for submissions. Following the success of past editions, this year brings updated categories and new additions to the already esteemed panel of judges.
Monochrome: Kale at Unicera 2016
Paolo Cesaretti designed the exhibition space for Kale at Unicera 2016. The inspiration for the project came from the tension between archaic and contemporary so deeply expressed by the city of Istanbul.
MET Studio Creates Iconic Installations for IET HQ in London
MET Studio designed a series of iconic and inspiring installations for the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) to tell its story.
TRIAD's Hanergy Exhibition Center Among 2016 IIDA Award Winners
The Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center won IIDA's 43rd Interior Design Competition.
Pacific Visions: Aquarium of the Pacific Unveils the Design of Its New Architectural Centerpiece
The Aquarium of the Pacific has unveiled the design of its new Pacific Visions wing, a 29,000-square-foot, two-story sustainable structure designed by the San Francisco-based architecture and design firm EHDD.
Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center
TRIAD Berlin and TRIAD China recently created a unique showroom that showcases both the history and future of energy production.
P-Cube Temporary Pavilion in Moscow
P-Cube is a temporary pavilion consisting of a 9 meters high, 9 meters wide cubic scaffolding structure designed by UNSTABLE.
MindOverEye Creates Dazzling Three-Floor Installation in Petersen Auto Museum
MindOverEye has recently completed an elaborate, eye-catching installation in Los Angeles's newly remodeled Petersen Automotive Museum.
2016 SEGD Global Design Awards
The 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards are now open for entries. The international awards program honors design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content, and compelling experiences in public spaces.
Powering the Future Installation by Gagarin
Gagarin was hired to design and install a new exhibition at Ljósafossstöð, one of Iceland's oldest hydro stations, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland.
In May 2014, an exhibition in the Westman Islands about one of Iceland's biggest natural disasters, the Heimaey eruption in 1973, was launched in a new building on the slopes of the Eldfell volcano.
Gallipoli: Myth and Memory
Philip Simpson Design has created a bold and immersive setting for an exploration of the fictions and facts surrounding one of World War I's most infamous Allied defeats.
Ideas City 2015: Street Architecture Competition
New Museum, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and NYC Department of Transportation have announced a competition for the design and construction of an outdoor structure - a work of "Street Architecture" that facilitates new forms of collective gathering and engagement with the city.
Tinker to Design Nestlé's Open House in Switzerland
On the occasion of Nestlé's 150th anniversary, Tinker is designing the prestigious Le Nest project in Switzerland.
Wild Reindeer Exhibition by Gagarin
When Gagarin was asked to come up with interactives for an exhibition on the Wild Reindeer our first response was to ask whether it was not too narrow of a focus for a big exhibition?