Casson Mann, a museum, exhibition and interior design studio near Old Street, have been working to reduce waste in their design projects. The studio have set up a Green Team to push for environmentally-friendly changes and are looking to improve design ‘take down’ – the process where the different components of an exhibition are taken down and, traditionally, thrown in a skip. Casson Mann are trying to re-home these objects instead, giving them a new life elsewhere.
Recently, the studio have been looking for a home for ‘Hope’ the blue whale skeleton, a wooden model relating to the Hintze Hall redesign at the Natural History Museum. So that young audiences have the chance to enjoy it, the whale skeleton will be making its way this month to Elizabeth Garret Anderson School in Islington, where it will be hung in the Art and Design department.