The 30m-long display will greet visitors to the museum, ensuring maximum impact from the minute they enter the facility
The Surrey-based firm was approached by the museum to provide an eye-catching display in the facility. It produced a 30m-long curved display, with a bespoke design that was created to the designer’s detailed specification. The firm worked alongside audio visual specialist, D J Willrich, which has been involved with other high profile projects, including the commemorative Titanic display in Belfast.
“Through our work with DJ Willrich and other partners, we have been able to push the boundaries of what is possible and help drive the future of LED display technology,” comments Messagemaker managing director, Harry Filer.
The installation comprises a lightweight u-shaped mesh structure, customer-curved and suspended from thin wire, to provide a semi-transparent display to give the effect that it is floating in mid-air. LEDs are contained in a transparent tube, and arranged in a ladder-like array.
“The streamlined appearance of the display is the result of extensive research and innovative design. The curve is formed from a series of short, straight lengths, which have been precision-engineered to achieve a seamless fit,” explains Filer.
Data content can be easily accessed and changed using a PC-driven interface with DVI capture capabilities. Text messages alternate with colourful graphics of a range of images to provide a dramatic backdrop in the lobby—adding immediate visual impact, while also creating a bridge to the main display area housed on the first floor.