4th Plinth – Trafalgar Square
British artist Yinka Shonibare’s scale model of Nelson’s HMS Victory in a Bottle was on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square, and now resides at the Royal Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London.
We were asked to solve the main problem of how to stop condensation obscuring the view of the ship and how to protect the materials that the bottle and the artwork are made of. Over 18 months the bottle will go through all of the seasons. Our solution is invisible, completely integrated into the artwork. We also devised the lighting to best display the work.