A design for an exhibition about traditional costumes in Vlaardingen, culminating in a dynamically lit ‘catwalk’. On the catwalk, the historical costumes and loose textile pieces are shielded from the public with black translucent cloth. Round viewing holes in the fabric provide an extra good view of details. The dynamic lighting makes the presentation exciting, but also prevents individual items from being lit for too long in succession.
In the adjacent room, parallel to the catwalk related collections are exhibited. For the jewelery collection DWARS ontwerp has designed one long backlit showcase and for the collection of valuable accessories a closed low long wall with exiting viewing slots. The collection of paintings and drawings is presented on a high wall at the back. Lighting was an important aspect in the design of this exhibition due to the fragility of the different collections.
client: Museum Vlaardingen (formerly known as Visserijmuseum)
design: DWARS ontwerp
production: technical service Museum Vlaardingen