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Stuart Shave Modern Art Gallery in Mayfair, London

11 Sep 2020

Stuart Shave Modern Art Gallery

Design: Giles Reid Architects

Location: Mayfair, London, UK

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Photos by Ståle Eriksen

A new contemporary art space for Stuart Shave Modern Art Gallery in Bury Street, St James’s, Mayfair.

Stuart Shave Modern Art Gallery Mayfair London

The gallery opened August 2020 with an exhibition of work by Austrian painter Martha Jungwirth. Future exhibitions are planned with Richard Tuttle and Sanya Kantarovsky.

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The main timber facade has been restored and painted black. The ground floor gallery is a single room, naturally lit from the front, with a new stair at the rear.

Stuart Shave Modern Art Gallery Mayfair London

This descends to a second smaller gallery defined by square dimensions. A glazed door leads to a staff office, also used for private viewing.

Stuart Shave Modern Art Gallery Mayfair London

Here a new timber facade looks onto a light-well below the street. The process of restoration uncovered glazed brick slips, previously hidden behind decades of paint.

Stuart Shave Modern Art Gallery Mayfair London

All three rooms are unified by minimal floor detailing and track lighting. This is offset by traditional timber and glass doors and a reclaimed oak parquet floor.

The intention is to create an interior which is neither wholly modern nor traditional, but an appropriate addition to the street.

Stuart Shave Modern Art Gallery Mayfair London

Solid walnut furniture is from the studio of American woodworker George Nakashima (1905-1990). Other freestanding furniture is by Le Corbusier, Jean Prouve and Hilton Marlton.

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Stuart Shave Modern Art Gallery, London – design Information:

Architects: Giles Reid Architects

Main Contractor: Work Ltd

Project size: 1200 ft2
Completion date: 2020
Building levels: 2

Stuart Shave Modern Art Gallery Mayfair London

Photographs: Ståle Eriksen

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Location: Mayfair, London, UK

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