House of Voltaire
Temporary shop for Studio Voltaire at 19 Bruton Place, London W1 - 11th November to 4th December 2010
A collaborative project with 6a Architects to create a temporary gallery shop space for Studio Voltaire, an arts organisation that supports & promotes established & emerging artists. See their blog here.
House of Voltaire has been created above the Rupert Sanderson flagship store on Bruton Place in Mayfair to display limited editions & original artworks donated by artists to raise funds to support Studio Voltaire. Work for sale include pieces by over a hundred different artists including: Jeremy Deller, Tracey Emin, Michael Landy, Matthew Smith, Simon Starling, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cerith Wyn Evans and Gillian Wearing.
Simon worked closely with 6a from the initial design stages to develop many of the key features of the interior, such as the layered set of opening display walls, the design of furniture & shelving, and the application of the distinctive canvas covering to surfaces. He was then responsible for fabricating all the elements in his workshop which were then installed over the course of the weekend prior to the opening.
With special thanks to Vasiles Polydorou for his assistance with fabrication & installation.
Graphic design by APFEL, photography by Martin Hartley