Pilar Corrias

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Pilar Corrias Gallery is situated at the south end of the legendary Savile Row in London. It is a space designed as much for contemporary art as for the life that surrounds it, with a public facing ground floor in the spirit of the original townhouses of Savile Row. The renovation of this historic property is aimed at creating a soft boundary between the art inside the gallery and the street life outside.…

Pilar Corrias Gallery is situated at the south end of the legendary Savile Row in London. It is a space designed as much for contemporary art as for the life that surrounds it, with a public facing ground floor in the spirit of the original townhouses of Savile Row. The renovation of this historic property is aimed at creating a soft boundary between the art inside the gallery and the street life outside.

The interior of the gallery is designed as a sequence of spaces with slightly different character, with a symmetrical, skylit atrium as the focal point at the far end of the space. A checkerboard stone floor in the front space contrasts with a solid oak herringbone floor in the rest of the gallery.

The front facade of the gallery has been meticulously restored to its original 1730s glory, with the addition of a contemporary sign in fine bronze. It is a respectful addition to a building which is otherwise designed to bring back the original character of 18th-century townhouses, whose ground floor spaces were often part of the city life - the soft boundaries between public and private.

  • Location: London, UK
  • Type: Art gallery
  • Year: 2021
  • Area: 95 sqm / 1,022 sqft
  • Status: Completed July 2021
Team
  • Martin Brandsdal
  • Magnus Casselbrant
  • Jesper Henriksson
  • Jonathan Wilson
  • Robin Chatwin