Cinimod Studio transformed the prestigious PHOS ART + DESIGN into one of the most advanced and flexible gallery environments.

London, UK – 2016


Location: London, UK
Architecture: Cinimod Studio
Lighting Design: Cinimod Studio
Detail Design: Cinimod Studio & Blades Joinery
Main Contractor: Blades Joinery
Project Management: Zumtobel & Telesys
HVAC: Caswells
Audio Systems: Ideaworks & Cinimod Studio / North v South
Electrical Contractor: Robert James Electrical
Photography Credit: Anna Arca

A prestigious gallery located in the heart of Mayfair, London, PHOS Art + DESIGN was redesigned with a forward-looking approach, in which technological and structural flexibility was integrated within the very design and physical fabric of the architecture.

Meticulous attention to each function, architectural, and design detail challenged the traditional art gallery format, thus allowing for the curation and exhibition of an expanded range of work. Within the Cinimod designed space, the exhibition walls are constructed of a seamless white Corian surface, unique in a contemporary gallery design, which wrap around the interior volume, enveloping the space within an immaculate finish.

The lighting scheme for the gallery was designed to be as flexible as the physical space. An interchangeable track system was implemented, therefore allowing each of the fittings to be demounted and moved accordingly.

A combination of wall-washers and adjustable spotlights arrayed within the recessed ceiling channels ensured that different scenes can be set easily on the iPad-based software. From a seamless wash of light across the walls, to a dramatic spotlit scene, the lighting can be readily tailored to each individual scenario.

Through the architectural and lighting design, Cinimod Studio have provided PHOS ART + DESIGN with a space that unequivocally demonstrates the gallery’s commitment to a truly multidisciplinary project space that can handle the demands of the most conceptually innovative and physically remarkable artworks and design objects of the future.

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