Category Archives: Exhibitions & Installations

London Zoo Exhibition

London Zoo ExhibitionOutdoor exhibition, Zoological Society London

Aluminium monolithic all-weather exhibition system, for changing photographic & print exhibitions.

Removeable for vehicle access.

Designed & produced by Material for London Zoo.

Kilburn Grange Park Gate 1

Kilburn Grange Park Gate II‘Kilburn Grange Park Gate’ – Proposal

Proposal for new park entrance and frontage on Kilburn High road.

Designed in collaboration with Dutch artist Maarten de Reus (

Client: London Borough Camden
Competition winning

Kilburn Grange Park Gate 2

Kilburn Grange Park Gate I‘Kilburn Grange Park Gate’

New frontage for Victorian park in N. London comprising 1.8m high stainless steel letterforms, and bespoke LED ground lights housed in French blue granite.

Designed in collaboration with Dutch artist Maarten de Reus.
Letterform fabrication by Gary Hargreaves.
Client: London Borough Camden
Competition winning
Opened in December 2004

Andover Estate signage

Estate Signage, Andover Estate

Extensive commissioned signage scheme for North London’s Andover estate (the first complete overhaul of estate-wide signage since the estate was completed in the late 1970′s).

Carefully considered and researched wayfinding solution for an estate with over a thousand homes.
Vitreous enamel signs specified for longevity (compared to cut vinyl film).
445 signs; 275 page location-by-location installation manual.

Font: Gothic 725 _ white text on blue ground. The distinctive blue references blue-glazed ceramic name plaques on much local authority built housing around the Borough. A mark of quality.
Yet to be implemented.

Abu Dhabi exhibition

Abu Dhabi exhibitionUAE exhibition system / Abu Dhabi

Historical exhibition intended to make an impact in voluminous venues throughout the UAE. Touring over 2 years. 

Despite bespoke nature and apparent complexity, designed to be assembled / disassembled by local workers.

Components: Polished aluminium tube; hand-dyed fabric (cotton duck); lightweight, rigid, honeycomb-cored panels; and bespoke integral lighting.

Client: London Centre for Arab Studies
Graphic design: Allen Lebon

Portraits of Builders

Portraits of BuildersPortraits-of-Builders

Video installation for the Crafts Council exhibition, ‘Making Buildings’, which opened at the Walsall Art Gallery.

Four short films about the craft of making a building: asphalting, carpentry, block laying, and managing.

Now kept by the University of Brighton / Centre for Research & Development.

Camera: Lucy Bristow, Duncan Kramer, Dan Monck

Kelmscott exhibition

Kelmscot ExhibitionKelmscott exhibition

Framing and hanging for the William Morris centenary exhibition at William Morris’ 1870′s Oxfordshire home, Kelmscott Manor.

Designed and made by Material in reclaimed oak, suspended on stainless steel wires.
Lighting was specially designed to illuminate the structure and materials of the 17th century barn housing the exhibition, and provide adequate exhibition illumination.

Client: Society of Antiquaries
Graphic Design: Visible Edge.

Turkish Exhibition

Turkish ExhibitionTurkish exhibition

For a British Council exhibition touring Turkey.

Display panels included polished, sandcast aluminium bases, polished aluminium finials (based on our old Wadkin saw’s winding handles) & photo-etched tulip friezes (tulips originating in Turkey, became popular and valuable in western europe in the 1600′s, leading to Dutch ‘tulipmania’ in 1636-7).

Kuwait Exhibition

Kuwait ExhibitionKuwait exhibition

Exhibition elements from the British Council commissioned bi-national exhibition marking Kuwait & Britain’s diplomatic & trade associations.

Toured Kuwait.

Translucent cast blue polyester bases, and simple symmetric, tapered stands.

Russian Exhibition

Russioan ExhibitionRussian exhibition

Designed and produced for the British Council (for the Queen’s first visit to Russia).

The format determined by a poster set distributed with the touring exhibition.

Suggestions of Vladimir Tatlin’s never-built Tower – his monument to the Communist International.

Made from reclaimed Baltic pine (from a demolished flour mill in E. London) and made its return to the Russian cities of central Europe (full circle) as part of an exhibition celebrating Anglo-Russian relations.

British Library

British Library
British Library

The handover exhibition, after 170 years, in the move of the British Library from it’s home at the British Museum – with its extraordinary round reading room and King’s Library – to the finished St Pancras site.