New Arsenal museum from Mather & Co

Arsenal is opening a museum at its Emirates Stadium complex next week, designed by Mather & Co with graphics by 1977 Design Creative. It will tell the story of the renowned London football club.

Arsenal is opening a museum at its Emirates Stadium complex next week, designed by Mather & Co with graphics by 1977 Design Creative. It will tell the story of the renowned London football club.

Mather & Co was appointed to the project a year ago. The consultancy commissioned 1977 Design Creative for the graphics and drafted in a host of interactive specialists for the installations scattered throughout the exhibition.

Centre Screen Productions has created the designs for touch-screen interactive installations, Aivaf has designed the mechanical interactive displays and Paul Docherty International has designed the video graphics for the films.

The overall exhibition design has an industrial feel and includes materials such as stainless steel and concrete panels in the scheme, according to Mather & Co director Chris Mather. ‘It was quite a difficult space so the challenge was to give the exhibition some form of chronology,’ he says.

1977 Design Creative has created about 200 graphic panels, using images from Arsenal’s archive, to help illustrate the historical content of the museum. Illustrator Miles Donovan has drawn life-size images of legendary Arsenal players, including Ian Wright.

The museum is located in The Northern Triangle building, adjacent to the Arsenal stadium. The opening follows the launch of Arsenal’s luxury members club, designed by 20/20 (DW 31 August).

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