Cristea Roberts Gallery is one of London’s most respected gallery owners who has a reputation for producing and showing over the years a consistently high quality of exhibition material as well as beautifully written and illustrated catalogues. The gallery works with the best modern artists working in the world today as well as holding material produced by artist in the past, these primarily being in print format.
The new site for the gallery in Pall Mall, had to be large enough for the many activities a modern commercial gallery has to carry out – exhibitions admin/directing, crating distribution, etc. and is unusual being on two levels. Exhibitions occur at ground and lower ground level, with a link through to the admin/directors offices, sales and back of house. The gallery is purposefully left neutral in colour and material with good lighting and a beautiful floor, whilst the office areas are warmer with oak shelves and sisal carpets.
It was important that there was a continuity from the gallery spaces through to the office/client areas and this was done by extending the exhibition standard lighting on tracks through to office/meeting spaces. These have now become small beautiful galleries in there own right giving a wonderful flow of art on display throughout the entire project.
Stephen Marshall Architects