TELLING THE STORY OF THE D'OYLY CARTE FAMILY
Designed in 1925 for Rupert and Lady Dorothy D’Oyly Carte, Coleton Fishacre is a fine example of Curzon Street Baroque. The property was built in an Arts and Crafts style yet has an interior imbued with Art-Deco elegance.
We worked with the National Trust to refresh the interpretation room at Coleton Fishacre. We developed a narrative style for the interpretation that embraces the intriguing contrast of theatre and architecture. We also fabricated screens for rooms that were undergoing works, using printed vinyl to show how rooms would have looked.
Telling the story of the D’Oyly Carte family, their wealth and the design of the property, interpretation panels are displayed within a self-supporting, Art-Deco style, metal frame. A model of the house has been created which combines the style of a theatrical maquette with that of an architectural model. The next stage of the project will use this model intelligently to strengthen the link between the interpretation room and the rest of the house, encouraging visitors to journey through the entire property.