Model Beauty

Even for those of us who are used to reading architectural drawings there is nothing quite like a model for bringing a design to life.

Our designers, Opera, produced this model to show us how the space would be divided and the different colour schemes that would be used for each section. Using miniature images of each of the exhibition objects we could also get a sense of how the hang and groupings would work long before the internal partitions were due to be constructed. I am always interested to see how each of the major V&A exhibitions uses this space – whether they divide the galleries into a series of smaller rooms or allow views from one section to the next. Every time the space appears different and these photos provide a preview of our approach.

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