Dedicated to exhibiting and selling contemporary art, the Kostyál Gallery is located in the heart of Mayfair, on historic Savile Row. The client, a financial entrepreneur turned art dealer, commissioned Paul McAneary Architects to refurbish the Grade II listed Georgian building, involving the removal of non-original lobby, replacement of lighting and heating, together with new joinery elements.
Since the listed status required that any works should preserve the fabric of the building, the design strategy protects and enhances the most architecturally significant elements by using existing materials and restoring key features. A versatile bespoke lighting system and art library optimises day to day functionality while cultivating a spirit of refinement that seamlessly synthesises old and new. [By Catherine Slessor*]
Contract Value Undisclosed
Location Saville Row Westminister, London
Client Carl Kostyál
Design Team Paul McAneary Architects
Design Service From design concept to detailed design through to end of construction, interior design, lighting design, furniture design, survey