Royal Academy of Arts Shop
The scheme was a flexible design, to complement the newly refurbished Gallery, and to be as practical as possible in order to display the wide range of merchandise on offer. Glass is used as the main structural material (uprights and shelves), a diffusing element (backlit panels) as well as for its practical characteristics (surfaces and reception counter). The reception is situated in the centre of the room, forming an inviting element in the overall composition and affording staff total visibility of the premises. A specially designed light feature with a changing cycle of colours provides a vertical element in the space.