The exhibition presents the development of one of today’s most representative furniture from the 17th to 19th century. A total of 25 pieces furniture of different styles are exhibited at the Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik and presented in elegant and minimalistic exhibition design.
Design task was to emphasize Chests artistic values and also to emphasize the skills of the cabinetmakers of the time. To achieve that we created a simple modular system of exhibition displays. For every Chest of Drawer display was tailored according to its dimension or significance. Exhibition lighting was designed to create the effect of “floating elegance”. A carefully cut text was mounted on each display to highlight the interesting story of every Chest of Drawer and also to point visitors to look for valuable ornaments on Chests.
Only one Chest of Drawer on this exhibition has the author’s signature and it’s hidden beneath the table. So this most important one was presented in a separate room with a specially illuminated display and that signature was printed on the wall to be visible. Because of its attractive shape, this one special Chest of Drawer was also used as a main visual. It made a great visual harmony with the minimalist logo that illustrates Chests of drawers in a most simple way.
Exhibition design and visual identity: Marko Rašić + Vedrana Vrabec // Client: Dubrovnik Museums / Exhibition author: Pavica Vilać / Production: Dubrovnik Museums, Fotostar / Location: The Rector’s Palace Dubrovnik / Full exhibition name: Chests of Drawers through the centuries. Furniture from the Collection of the Cultural History Museum in Dubrovnik / 28.12.2018 – 31.3.2019