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May 2014

2014 exhibition design selection | Design week

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Danish National Maritime Museum, by Kossmann.dejong

Kossman.dejong created the Danish National Maritime Museum exhibits in an underground space surrounded by a former dry dock. The galleries have irregular shapes, with continuously sloping floors and ceilings. The narrow spaces are used to evoke the oppressive atmosphere of wartime, while the wider and open spaces evoke the sea or contemporary globalization. The exhibition also uses 3D film installations and portholes transformed into showcases.

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900 for the Victoria & Albert Museum, by Stanton Williams

The V&A exhibition brings together the finest examples of Chinese paintings from a period of 1200 years. The design had to cater for two main types of artwork: hanging scrolls displayed vertically and manual scrolls displayed horizontally. Some rolls were up to 15m long when laid out. Long horizontal display cases accommodated manual scrolls, while vertical display cases were integrated into the walls. The exhibition also aimed to evoke Chinese architecture through the use of courtyards, thresholds and views through the rooms.

Wonderkamers 2.0 for Gemeentemuseum The Hague, by Kossman.dejong

Wonderkamers at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, The Netherlands, is designed as an exhibition specifically aimed at teenagers. Kossmann.dejong updated the design he originally created in 2005. The revamped Wonderkamers exhibit is designed as a physical and virtual 3D game. Each room is designed around a specific theme, and the Miniature Museum centerpiece allows kids to design their own virtual museum room, using hundreds of miniature works of art by international artists.

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