Csáky Associates founder dies

John Csáky, founder of exhibition and cultural attraction design group Csáky Associates, has died at the age of 61, after suffering from lung cancer.

Csáky’s wide-ranging career includes designing the Milton Keynes Bowl during his time at the Milton Keynes Development Corporation in the 1970s and, more recently, the design of the Twilight Zone exhibition at the award-winning £45m aquarium The Deep, which opened in Kingston-upon-Hull in 2005.

While a director at Fitch, he designed the British pavilion for the Brisbane world expo in 1988 and both the Puerto Rican and Saudi Arabian pavilions for the Seville world expo in 1992. His Csáky Associates consultancy had clients including Blackpool Zoo, the Horniman Museum and The Royal Museum in Edinburgh.

Following its acquisition by Mice Group in 2000, Csáky Associates was subsequently sold to Portland Design, then owned by the Business Design Centre Group, in 2005. It now forms the heart of the consultancy’s exhibition and cultural attractions division.

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