New Installations at the Wallace Collection
We have worked at the Wallace Collection on two new installations to showcase highlights from the Collection – an exceptionally rare full set of medieval armour, one of only three in the world, and the works of Jean-Henri Riesener, France’s most important cabinetmaker during the reign of Louis XVI. Read more here.
New film in The Human Touch at The Fitzwilliam Museum
We made a film as part of our work on the exhibition design at the Fitzwilliam Museum, The Human Touch: Marking Art, Leaving Traces that opens on January 6th. We worked on the project during 2020 and the various stages of lockdown, reappraising our relationship with touch. The film explores the key themes from the exhibition as well as looking in detail at some of the artworks on display. Thanks to the director of photography Pete Bateson for his expertise as we experimented together with the objects and light. Watch the film here
National Portrait Gallery Interpretation Design
Nissen Richards Studio is delighted to have been appointed as Interpretation Designer for the National Portrait Gallery, London’s major transformation project, Inspiring People. The project involves a comprehensive re-presentation of the Collections and new interpretive approaches across the entire Gallery. It represents the Gallery’s biggest ever redevelopment since the building in St Martin’s Place first opened in the late 19th Century. Pippa Nissen, Director of Nissen Richards Studio, commented ‘We are very much looking forward to working alongside the existing design team – Jamie Fobert Architects and Purcell. The National Portrait Gallery is one of our favourite galleries and it will be a great pleasure to work with one of the largest and most significant portrait Collections in the world.’
Jim shares his inspirations for Architecture Magazine
Jim Richards, Director of of Nissen Richards Studio has talked about what inspires him in the new edition of Architecture Magazine. Jim namechecks the Birnbeck Pier, an icon of hometown Weston-super-Mare, the photography of Bernd and Hilla Becher and the uplifting experience – currently on hold – of being part of a crowd at a football match or music gig. Read the article here