Geffrye Museum re-appoints old favourites

Ronayne Design has beaten Event, Bob Baxter of Amalgam and 3d Concepts to design the 250 000 twentieth century gallery in London’s Geffrye Museum extension, a 5.3m project masterminded by Branson Coates.

Each of the four shortlisted designers was paid 250 for the creative pitch. Neal Potter Design Associates, Met Studio, Richard Fowler Associates and Giles Velarde also participated in the original eight-strong credentials pitch (DW 29 March).

Ronayne was appointed to revamp the Geffrye in 1992. “I want to continue with the work we’ve done already, using show-and-tell techniques, preparing visitors for what they are about to see before they see it,” says director John Ronayne.

An undisclosed independent graphics consultant has already been selected for the gallery. “We don’t want a new graphics style. The museum’s existing graphics will just be extended,” says deputy director Christine Lalumia.

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