V&A Photography Centre

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  • Lighting design: Michael Grubb Studio
  • Photography: Thomas Adank

Celebrating 200 years of photography, the new Photography Centre at the V&A Museum houses one of the oldest photography collections in the world.

The lighting design by Michael Grubb Studio prioritised the opulent architecture of the museum’s interior. ZTA.50 was chosen across mains track, low voltage track and as downlights, in a mixture of Zoom and fixed optics with accessories, DALI and on-board dimming. In order to meet the requirements of each unique gallery, flexibility was essential.

In addition to the traditional high performance gallery lighting, the Michael Grubb Studio team commissioned bespoke decorative pendants. A simple heatsink supports a Ø914mm frosted acrylic globe, mounted from a single adjustable suspension.