Focus Lighting’s design for the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles was part of a three-year collaboration with exhibit designer, Evidence Design. Focus designed the lighting to correspond to the museum’s mission of inspiring the visitors’ desire to explore the mysteries behind dinosaurs. The museum aimed to create dynamic displays as opposed to simply providing “static information.” Housing over 300 fossils and 20 complete mounts of dinosaurs and sea creatures, Natural History Museum’s new addition rivals many of the world’s leading dinosaur halls.
The lighting design sought to add a sense of clarity and definition to complement the Dinosaur Hall and create a lasting impression with the viewer. The intent is for each specimen to stand out on its own while contributing to the overall composition of the exhibit.