A Versatile Material

The Thread of Life, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The Royal Botanic Gardens commissioned Event to design and present the inaugural exhibition in the Sir Joseph Banks Building.

Objectives included the creation of a major public attraction which placed Kew at the forefront of exhibit presentation, and increased visitors’ awareness of the importance of plants and the role they play in everyday life.

Cellulose is the basis of cell walls in all plants and is therefore the most abundant plant material.

The Thread of Life focused on the sources and use of cellulose. Displays dealt with the astonishing range of uses which man has found for cellulose, many of which we take for granted.

An infinity environment explored the destruction of the rainforest, a disturbing chapter in the story of man’s relationship with plants.

Project type

Heritage / Visitor Attraction

Scope of works

  • Interpretative Planning
  • Exhibition Design and Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Media Direction
  • Contract Management






1981 - 1990

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