The Natural History Museum turns to MASS Concrete
MASS were recently nominated to work with Drinkall Dean and Concept Display Systems on the Natural History Museum’s new retail experience, The Cranbourne Boutique. A space with vast windows and a 5M ceiling that required a bold and simple design to a scale that gave authority to the units and ranges on display. Angela Drinkall’s material palette of concrete, hot rolled steel, glass, oak and mirror perfectly compliments the space. MASS worked closely with the team to create bespoke, curved concrete perimeter display fixtures with a watermark pattern (originating from an image taken from part of a NHM exhibit called Devon Marble table http://piclib.nhm.ac.uk/results.asp?image=100528&itemw=4&itemf=0001&itemstep=1&itemx=23). MASS also supplied a new floor throughout the retail space: 1500x1000x12mm slabs were specially manufactured for the project and laid to a grid. Heavily polished to expose the gold, blue and white mineral aggregates, the floor reinforces the material concept. The attention to detail supports the product ranges, many of which are designed specifically for the Museum.