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Steam Museum Lighting Design Consultancy

London's Kempton Steam Museum is home to the world's largest operational triple-expansion steam engine. Standing alongside its identical twin, which is taller than four stacked double-decker buses, this engine pumped large volumes of London's drinking water from 1929 to 1980. We have been enlisted by the Trust to enhance the lighting, visitor experience, and overall appearance of the museum. Our team will work closely with the Trust to achieve these objectives and provide visitors with an unforgettable experience.

Exhibition Booth Design
SMA was chosen to design the TEFAF show booth for Omer Trioche Gallery, one of London's top contemporary art galleries in Mayfair. The gallery desired something distinct from the conventional exhibition booths seen during every Art Fair. We enjoy taking on new challenges, so we collaborated to create something unique in a limited area. Images of this intriguing design will be available soon.

Light Level Testing for Museums and Offices
All built environments including museums, offices and new builds need to carry out regular light level testing (lux level testing) to make sure they comply with Health & Safety regulations and conservation lighting standards. Our lighting designers can carry out these lighting studies very economically and quickly, giving your organisation peace of mind, contact us to discuss your requirements.

Dubai & Saudi based Property Brokers come to Knightsbridge

We are delighted to provide assistance to another Dubai & Saudi based company to establish it's self in London’s prestigious Knightsbridge location. Their offices will be less than 1 minute walk from Harrods department store. Our team has already found the perfect location but now the task is to design the luxurious offices and marketing suite interiors. These newly designed premises will invite Middle East clients to enjoy this unique luxury buying experience for both UK and Dubai property investments.

Staging & Dressing Luxury Show Apartment

SMA design studios have completed the staging & dressing of the showcase apartment on the new DAMAC Tower. This apartment has amazing views of the river Thames from the 32nd floor of this 50 storey residential luxury development.
Everything in the apartment is by the Versace Homes brand which seamlessly combines with DAMAC’s reputation of deliver luxury living and life style.

Exhibition Light Focusing for Korean Cultural Centre

Unusually for the "Love Your Depot" art exhibition each of the galleries used various modular stackable steel structures and high quality LED light battens to replicate visually a typical storage depot appearance.

European City of Culture
Exhibition consultation and design workshop for Coventry City of Culture Trust’s spring exhibition of the City’s heritage from medieval to modern architecture.

Museum Design for Barnet 1471 Battlefield Museum
Our museum designers have been assisting Barnet 1471 Battlefield Society with the development of their proposed new museum in Dancers Hill, Barnet. The Battle of Barnet was the decisive engagement of the War of the Roses.
Our works include designing the themed layouts for each of its three floors and its 20 individual rooms. On the ground and first floor will detail the story behind the battle and the main protagonists the Earl of Warwick and Edward IV. Whilst on the lower ground provides the history of the house.
The museum design includes both a low and high tech approach to bring the battle to life, including VR and interactive game play.

Architectural Exhibition - Seoul Unfolded
This architectural exhibition has a very unusual design layout based on a grid system. This design places each element within a grid reference which is laid out across the Korean Cultural Centre galleries. The lighting of the exhibition also required a different contemporary feel including both wall wash and spot lighting. Images of the exhibition we hope to be sharing soon.

Exhibition Designers Create Rare Photographic Exhibition for New York City
SMA exhibition designers had just completed an exhibition design for this year’s AIPad Photographic Fair in New York.
This was the 3rd exhibition we had designed for this New York collector of early rare books, manuscripts and photographs. On display and for sale would have been some of the finest early photography of President Abraham Lincoln and other famous historical characters.

Art Lighting Designers
The Negotiating Borders Art Exhibition
The Negotiating Borders art exhibition is based on the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) in South Korea and its border area with North Korea. Since its establishment in 1953, the DMZ has been one of the world's most heavily militarised areas.
This was the tenth exhibition at the Korean Cultural Centre that SMA design has assisted with including; exhibition layout, light installation and focusing of light fittings.

EDF Visitor Centre - Nuclear Power Station
Design of an interactive Visitor Centre for EDF Nuclear Power Station in Somerset, starts in June. Our team look forward to working on this exciting project, unfolding the stories of nuclear fission.

WOW factor for Museum Design comes as Standard!

Our museum designers have been working over the last few months on our largest ever museum project. It comes with the unusual brief from our clients, to make it like no other! Our designers were happy to take up the challenge. Part of our early works has been to travel internationally to evaluate other museums. Our unique concepts and ideas will be rigorously explored via R&D to push the envelope on what is achievable to deliver these immersive experiences.

Harrods Luxury Property Exhibition
Held within Harrods department store in London we supported DAMAC & Omniyat both luxury property developers on the latest property exhibition in Harrods.

See Harrods Luxury Property Exhibition >>

Return to Babur Michelin Guide Restaurant
Due the success of the first phase of art works and lighting design we have been asked to return to add drama to the Puzzle Wall central service area, rear atrium and other art pieces within the restaurant.

The AA Good Restaurant Guide review called Babur "a classy modern look, featuring striking art works and funky lighting”.

Investor Property Show (Excel Centre)
SMA design were delighted to assist DAMAC at this year’s Investor Property Show, the exhibition stand awarded best at show.

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London Marketing Suite Design for DAMAC
Property Developer located opposite Harrods in London’s Knightsbridge. The marketing suite showcases the developers’ luxury property projects in Dubai UAE.

Marketing Suite Teaser shot>>

London's Busiest Tourist Areas gets New Visitor Centre
Our exhibition designers are creating for one of London's busiest tourist areas a new unique visitor centre to unfold the story of the area’s untold history. The concept designs will be used to raise additional funds to make it a reality.

‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’ an exhibition of Korean Crafts
‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’ an exhibition of Korean Crafts which will be the 9th Exhibition we have assisted the Korean Cultural Centre UK with in London. The exhibition based on munbangsau – the four essential literary tools used by Confucian scholars (seonbi) during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897 AD). The exhibition reflects upon the spirit of the seonbi tradition in Korea.

Interior Lighting for Babur Michelin Restaurant
Our designers have been working with Babur an established Michelin contemporary Indian restaurant; works include; environmental safeguarding of art displays, renovation of art showcases, reducing solar gain and new mood interior lighting.

Dubai Based Luxury Property Developer Omniyat choose SMA Design
Our team will assist with Omniyats international property portfolio, exhibitions & events - The first exhibition will be within Harrods department store in London, Knightsbridge. 

The CAMA (Contemporary And Modern Art) Gallery
Uniquely representing Iranian artists CAMA gallery decide to announce their arrival on the London art scene with an opening ceremony at the Café Royal Hotels Pompadour ball room in Piccadilly.

No Place Like Home – Photographic Exhibition
Not just here for the large projects. SMA design assisted Jonny Donovan a talent professional photographer with this small but socially important exhibition @ Platform Southwark exhibition gallery, part of the Young Vic. 

Rehearsals Exhibition from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive
Lighting design & exhibition assistance for the latest exhibition at the Korean Cultural Centre in London - This is the 6th Exhibition that SMA design has assisted with over the last 12 months. Update & images to follow.

Luxury Property Developer & SMA design
Dubai based luxury property developer DAMAC properties now based in Knightsbridge choose SMA design to assist with their international property portfolio, exhibitions & events - The first exhibition will be at the London Real Estate Forum in Berkeley Square, followed by a display at Harrods department store.

National Trust: Belton House Illuminating Stories Exhibition

Lighting design consultancy for stately home objects including fine art paintings. To provide unique lighting that was not connected to any mains power was one of the many challenges that were delivered. Exhibition opens.

Contemporay Art Exhibition Lighting Design & Focusing
101 light fittings for "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" contemporary art exhibition by artist Yeji KiM.

Flat Flat Shiney Cat Contemporary Art Exhibition London

Our lighting designers worked on this dramatic exhibition which was a series of site-specific works exploring the various concepts of rhythm and slowness.

Exhibition Design & Lighting Design "William Saunders Photographic Exhibition" for New York Collector

Never before seen photographic exhibition of 1870's Shanghai portraits by William Saunders including recreated period photographic studio display.

Read more about exhibition >>

"Riptide Exhibition" Artist Exhibition of the Year

Our designers worked with Koo Jeong A and seven international supporting artists to display their various art installations.

Abu Dhabi Palace Converted into Private Collector Museum
Our exhibition design team and lighting specialists have been selected to work with a specialist team of architects and interior designers over the next 24 months to convert an existing palace into a private collectors museum in Abu Dhabi.

Lighting Focusing for William Morris Gallery.

Light Focusing @ William Morris Gallery Light Focusing @ William Morris Gallery for Textile Touring British Museum Exhibition.

Lighting Design for New York Collector
London’s China Exchange in Chinatown was the venue for an exhibition of images from Qing Dynasty showing life in Peking approximately 120 years ago. This was first exhibition held at China Exchange.


British Corporate design for German Engineering Group
German exhibition showcase company increase their range into the glass market and appoint our corporate designers and marketing team to deliver a new brand into the market utilising leverage of the existing Frank brand.

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Design of World's leading gallery of Ancient Art, London
Since August 2015 design works have been forging ahead for the redesign of two floors of the London based ancient art gallery. This gallery boasts some of the finest ancient art in private hands.

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Fine Art Courier Services
One of our team can act as courier and representative for art collectors or artists to ensure their requirements are adhered to during the course of the fine art installation process.

fine art courier services >>

Museum & Heritage Show
One year on and its back to Olympia in London for SMA design to visit the Museum & Heritage show. The show provides the ideal opportunity in one place to connect with new and old friends & colleagues from the museum world.

What a shame that Olympia is so difficult to get to on weekdays by train and the venue hall is too small to cater for exhibitors and workshops, otherwise a good day had by all - May 2015.

Museum Exhibition Designers Assist in the Creation of Single Donor Museum in Singapore, China

Over the coming months we will be working with a private art collector to start the process of creating a single donor museum. The creation of the museum will allow the art collection to come from numerous locations to be housed under one roof in Singapore, China.

single donor museum design >>

Lighting Design for Artists & Sculptors

Our lighting designers provide specialist lighting for artist and sculptors for temporary & permanent installations and exhibitions.

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Museum Heritage Design
SMA design provide museum heritage consultancy workshops covering master-planning, visitor management, design, interpretive planning and development for heritage & cultural site projects.

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Exhibition Object Mounts - Bristol Museums & Galleries
With only a few days to go till the opening of this important social history exhibition covering the great wars, SMA design were asked if they could assist the in-house exhibition design team to display exhibition objects that required individual object mounts.

The museum exhibition opened on time at the M Shed and was well received by the people of Bristol, especially as this is the 100th year remembrance of the First World War ending.

Interior Design for London Riverside Development

As the property market gathers pace and property developers look to make their schemes pop, SMA design team are happy to be developing mood boards and lighting design for 44 high-end apartments on one of London’s new riverside developments.

Traveling Exhibition Design for Private Art Collection

Traveling exhibition designs to unfold the storylines have been agreed, including optimum amount of space required for each exhibition, with flexibility in the design to work for all of the 8 venues which are different in size and layout.

Travelling exhibition designers >>

Sports Museum Design Approved for Doha

With the FIFA World cup 2022 being held in Qatar it's been essential to get the football museum gallery concepts exactly right. The concept proposed provides visitors with the best immersive experience possible, nothing like this currently exists. Its approval provides the template for subsequent galleries to be designed.

sports museum design >>

HLF Application Workshops Increased
For the third year running we have increased the overall capacity for museum and organisations to book one of our HLF (Heritage Lottery Funding) application design workshops.

HLF Application Workshop Link

Branding for Revolutionary German Hinge
A German hinge company have chosen our branding team to provide a unique brand. The iconic brand will convey the hinges revolutionary properties and supporting marketing materials will build brand awareness and customer loyalty.

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Museum Design for Heritage Lottery
After assisting a small rural museum to obtain a HLF stage one pass, our design team have been asked to prepare a museum design proposal ready for stage 2 submission. The process will begin by using our museum design workshops approach to full immerse museum staff to produce the best possible design solution.

HLF museum workshops

Travelling Exhibition Design gets Underway
After 18 months of discussions & planning with a private collector it's full steam ahead for SMA to design a travelling exhibition around this previously unseen eclectic collection. Travelling to 8 locations exact venues and dates still to be confirmed.

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A New Year Brings Exciting Residential Interior Design Project Awarded
With so much residential apartments coming to the market London based property developers look to SMA design team to bring green, contemporary and stylish interior designs to Central London development.

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Fast Track Brochure Design produced at Clients Premises in Frankfurt
When a client needed something special but produced in days rather than weeks, we provided one of our designers to work on site allowing instant decision making for design direction cutting down on design production times.

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Lighting Design for Art Collections
Our lighting designers have seen a large increase in demand from individuals, curators, corporate and charitable organisations with fine art collections that require high quality lighting for their art collections.

lighting design for art collections >>

Architectural Lighting Design - Return to Nairobi, Kenya

SMA design were delighted to be invited back to Nairobi to advise on lighting of a new build office project, following the recommendation by Kenya's largest architectural practice.

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New Branding for International Investment Bank
After a three month wait our designers were delighted to hear this week that we have been awarded the branding for an international investment bank based in New York, Singapore, Frankfurt & London – Work will include evolution of logo design, website and all corporate stationery, guidelines & marketing material.

view our branding consultants page

Hong Kong Visitor Centre - Short Listed
SMA designers have been short listed to the final three design companies for a prestigious hi tech visitor centre in Hong Kong, China (finger crossed).

View our museum design & exhibition design pages.

Looking good is not enough for SMA branding team
London based fashion house join forces with SMA branding team to create a new iconic clothing brand to be launch in this years winter collection.

SMA branding team, it's time for Tea!
A leading specialist tea company appoints SMA design to raise its company exposure, including website, events, exhibition design & marketing materials.

Museum Design Concept gets Started for Doha, Qatar
SMA design start work on designing our vision for a contemporary museum of sport in Doha, Qatar. The museum will be eco friendly and use state of the art technologies to bring to life stories & provide interactive experiences never utilised before. Exciting times ahead!

View our museum design & eco design pages.

Lighting design consultancy for Jewellery Exhibition
Our lighting designers where asked to provide lighting consultancy services to one of London’s Top PR & Event Organisers for a truly unique jewellery exhibition.

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Belgian display case company get SMA Branding
Wanting to promote their new product line of diamond quality acrylic display cases, Distriplex chose our creative studios due to our understanding of the market and exciting approach.

Qube branding

Lighting Design for Iconic Tower in the City of London

Having completed numerous prestigious city lighting design developments we are pleased to guide another property developer on the next iconic city tower project – watch this space for updates.

architectural lighting design >>

WWF 50th Anniversary Exhibition & Event
We were delighted when we were approached by World Wildlife Fund to provide exhibition & lighting design consultancy on this prestigious event. It was particularly important for WWF they worked with a design company with environmental & eco friendly principles & ethos.

exhibition & lighting design services

Interior Designs for the City of London
We are very pleased to announce that our Interior designers have been commissioned to add that something special or wow factor to a new build apartment project in the City of London.

interior design services

New Corporate Branding for Frankfurt
Frankfurt based Museum Showcase Company chooses our corporate design team to role out a new corporate branding package. Our creativity, knowledge of the museum and design sector & SEO optimisation techniques where instrumental in our appointment over other London creative design agencies.

branding consultants

Branding Team Win Corporate Design Pitch
Expert provider of consultancy, assurance and advisory services to utilities and environmental sectors chooses our brand consultants to brand their new product prior to offering it to the market place in June.

View our brand consultants page.

HLF Workshops Provide Stage One Pass
Simon Morris Associates have now been appointed museum exhibition designers to work up successful stage one workshop designs (to RIBA Stage D) for Heritage Lottery Stage 2 application later this year.

HLF stage application workshops

Heritage Lottery Application Design Workshops
This week we began the first of 2011 heritage lottery application design workshops. SMA design this year will be assisting many local & authority run museums to achieve a successful stage 1 & stage 2 applications for Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF).

Funding will be used to upgrade their museums and tired exhibitions, providing better access in line with international museum design and exhibition design standards.

HLF stage application workshops

Finest Silver Collection in Private Hands
Our design team were very pleased to be invited to be both exhibition design consultants & lighting design consultants on one of finest silver collections in private hands.

View our exhibition design & lighting design pages.

Eco Friendly Lighting Design Awarded
SMA design are pleased to announce that we have been appointed as lighting designers on a prestigious international museum design project in Germany.

View our lighting design & eco design page.

Revolutionary Eco Museum Design Showcase
Our revolutionary museum & exhibition showcases that use no mains power from the buildings supply to light the internal art objects.They can also be positioned anywhere without the need for clumsy or inconvenient electrical connection points. Their development & testing nears completion.

View our museum design & eco design pages.

Eco Friendly Project Awarded
SMA design are pleased to announce that we have been awarded another Eco corporate design re-branding project for one of the UK's best known household names.

View our brand consultants & graphic design pages.


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