Leamington art gallery
A collection of furniture for a new art gallery in the the historic Pump Rooms, Royal Leamington Spa.
The desk reflects the gallery’s previous function as a swimming pool. There is a flowing wall of slumped glass panels (suggesting the play of light on water) with an oak counter at different heights allowing easy contact with the public, including children and those in wheelchairs, and creating different task areas. The long arc allows plenty of room for two personnel, and good ergonomic use of the required hardware.
Glass by Jeff Bell – Hackney, London.
Dimensions: length – 450cm, depth 90cm, height 120cm
Oak Captain’s Chairs, for visitors to the gallery, and Lifebelt Task Chairs were upholstered in red and white leather and are a humorous play on the lifebelt.
The three person bench seats continue the theme of water. The S-shaped brown oak slab top benches are supported by a contra-flowing wall to create a dynamic interplay of line and space. The support legs are cast and polished aluminium.
Dimensions: length 178 x depth 40 x height 46 cm