For this temporary exhibition of its permanent collections (02.10.2021 - 26.06.2022), the Mode museum of the City of Paris selected precious and rarely exhibited pieces, very sensitive to light. It was a great experience but also heavy responsibility for us.
In January and on a larger scale in March, new adjustments were brought with delicacy to preserve the balance of the whole exhibition on the occasion of a rotation of works. Even if we keep the same showcases and the same scenography, ir changed it a lot.
Accordingly with the chronological scenography, the illumination begins in warm white in the 18 19th century collection, reminiscent of the flame of a candle light, then cools as one arrives at the contemporary section.
Technical challenge was to use the museum's lighting equipment, mini LED spotlights well hidden in the tracks suspended from the magnificent brick ceiling. Our tip was to add tiny filters in each device after being tested, measured and adapted according to what they illuminate (dress, accessory, graphic).In January, the historical and at the same time timeless works of couturier Paul Poiret were highlighted. In March, it became almost a new exhibition. To preserve its precious and fragile collections (1800 to 1950), the museum rotated more than half of the pieces. Our lighting therefore had to be adapted accordingly. It was a challenge to maintain the same atmosphere and balance between the remaining pieces and the new ones
: Paris Musées
Project Team : Ciel, Ania Marchenco
Dates : 2019-2021
Construction Cost : 350 K€
Surface : 650 m2