Tower Bridge celebrated its 125th anniversary with a series of special events.
As one of these events they commissioned the artist Di Mainstone to “make the Bridge sing”, in a very literal sense. As one outcome of this work she produced a 20 min film ‘The Time Bascules’. Our role was to create a temporary exhibition set in the engine rooms that would provide a setting for the film and share the story of one its characters, Hannah Griggs.
Working closely with the artist and the Tower Bridge team, we created an exhibition with multi-sensory experiences that would engage the wide range of audiences that visit Tower Bridge. Look and feel was developed with a particular time periods in mind, and took inspiration from the work of artist Di Mainstone and reflected the gardening theme from the film.
It’s not often you get to create a musical instrument. The Way Design produced concept drawings for a percussive Tower Bridge interactive, and managed production and fabrication for this bespoke music making installation. The exhibition has proved so popular with visitors and staff, that it has become part of the permanent visitor offer at Tower Bridge.
Thank you for your sterling work, I feel it is one of the most charming displays I have had the opportunity to deliver – and that’s thanks to you at the Way Design… My plant team here have already fallen in love with it.