May 01, 2021 / Interiors
Stuart Shave Modern Art by Giles Reid Architects

Stuart Shave Modern Art is a minimal gallery space located in London, United Kingdom, designed by Giles Reid Architects. 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. This descends to a second smaller gallery defined by square dimensions. A glazed door leads to a staff office, also used for private viewing. Here a new timber facade looks onto a light-well below the street. The process of restoring this light-well uncovered glazed brick slips, previously hidden behind decades of paint.

All three rooms are unified by minimal floor detailing and track lighting. These are offset by traditional timber and glass door details and a reclaimed oak parquet floor. 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. The intention is to create an interior which is neither wholly modern nor traditional, but an appropriate addition to the street.

Photography by Ståle Eriksen

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