Sir John Soane’s Museum


Two hundred years ago Sir John Soane designed a house that eventually became one of the most important buildings of English Heritage in London. It was an extreme honour to be invited to design the installation of a new drawing gallery in the original building. Dealing with a site of this calibre means that ceilings, floors and walls are virtually untouchable; therefore the display cases were designed to be freestanding. The cases were designed so that the entire glass envelope moves with an electrical motor on rails in order to allow easy access to both sides of the internal display. Light fixtures are attached to the top of the case and have been designed to minimise glare and reflection.

Completed April 1995

No longer existing (moved to Chatsworth House)

Sir John Soane’s Museum