More about the Gallery redevelopment
The Crafts Council Gallery is located in a Grade-II listed chapel on Pentonville Road in London. AOC Architecture led the redevelopment of both the interior and exterior spaces, completing work in 2020. Their development stripped out raised floor and suspended ceilings to uncover the original parquet floor and increase the height of the gallery, they used natural materials such as clay plaster resulting in a richly textural environment. The new Gallery has a flexible exhibition space, a study area housing 5,000 publications and a reception area. The reception desk, study furniture and all architraving was designed and made by Sebastian Cox; Soane Britain created a rattan bench; and lighting was supplied by TM lighting. The outside courtyard has been re-designed to provide an open and accessible welcome to the Gallery. The redevelopment was supported by a range of funders including Arts Council England, City Bridge Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Wolfson Foundation, Cockayne Foundation.