National Trust A la Ronde

A la Ronde in Devon is a fascinating National Trust property. It’s a sixteen-sided house built by cousins Jane and Mary Parminter in the late eighteenth century. The house is full of the cousins’ intricate artwork, collages and craft and is truly unique.

We were fortunate enough to be commissioned to create a small exhibition there. The idea was to de-clutter the study and develop a quieter, more contemplative space where the architectural quirks of original building and its subsequent Victorian renovations could be appreciated.

Our interpretation was designed to be thoughtful and quiet, but to try and move away from conventional panels. We designed a series of hanging banners as you can see, and the exhibition also features a specially-commissioned replica of a mahogany Georgian architect’s desk.