Creating this intimate space within the main galleries of Philip Mould’s new Pall Mall building, we incorporated double-sided showcases at the front to allow glimpses through into the space, with the focus on the three main recessed showcases. As a fun detail, two hidden drawer-like showcases pop out to display additional treasures.
PETER HARRINGTON RARE BOOKS
The design for Peter Harrington's new Rare Books gallery in Dover Street is centered on a sleek display table and sculptural light pendants, opening up the space lined with impressive classic style bookcases.
The gallery incorporates intimate spaces for considered viewing of their extraordinary collection of the finest and rarest of books, yet is flexible for events with a more open feel.
The rich wood tones and racing-green exterior create the brand identity carried forward to all other aspects of the business.
Celebrating 30 years of the gallery, Jonathan Cooper asked us to provide both a stand that shows off his wonderful collection of animal and flora paintings as well as a display celebrating this milestone.
The use of his familiar colour pallet grounded the space, whilst a 3m tall bespoke-made bookcase served both as a wonderful talking point as well as a display for his celebration catalogue.
Clever positioning of walls also produced two very spacious storage areas.
The style of the gallery is such that it takes on the atmosphere of the current exhibition.
With modern abstract works, the gallery has a very clear contemporary feel; with country florals, it takes on a more homely aesthetic.
Picture hanging and lighting are fundamental to quick re-hangs, but clever use of existing spaces provide good display space and neat storage.
This contemporary art exhibition space was created to flexibly display a variety of format works - using a variety of lighting, including remote controlled light fittings where the ceilings are double height.
Along with a neat picture hanging system which enable exhibitions to be re-hung quickly without ladders and scaffolds.
The overall effect is that the art takes centre-stage.
Our challenge was to create a sense of visual simplicity whilst drawing visitors into and through the space.
The layout of the floorplan gives strong focus to important works, along with glimpses through to works beyond.
Combined with subtle changes in atmosphere through deepening colour palette and lighting created different environments for groups of works within this large stand.