The building is a marvel of modern construction with its stunning interior space designed by John Pawson and illuminated via a multi-faceted lighting scheme employing Concord luminaires from Feilo Sylvania. The roof of the original 1960s Grade II* listed building has remained whereas the rest of the building has been remodelled. The new building will be the world’s leading museum of contemporary design and architecture, ‘an international showcase for the many design skills at which Britain excels and a creative centre, promoting innovation and nurturing the next generation of design talent.’ It aims to welcome over 650,000 visitors to the building each year including 60,000 learners to use the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning.
Concord has been working with the Design Museum since 2014 to supply the new lighting scheme ready for the opening in November 2016. Designed by lighting consultants ChapmanBDSP and installed with LJJ Mechanical & Electrical Contractors, Concord has provided over 2,500 luminaires to light the 10,000m² space. The Design Museum houses one permanent collection, two temporary exhibition spaces, 400m² of learning spaces along with two shops, one cafe, one restaurant, a member’s lounge, a 200 seat auditorium and an event space for launches and events.