National Portrait Gallery, London
Client: National Portrait Gallery
Date: Completed Summer 2003
This top-lit suite of four galleries on the upper floor of The Duveen Wing was built in the 1930s. The redesign emphasises both the art deco qualities of the spaces with their black marble surrounds and skirtings as well as suggesting the fresh opulence of such buildings of the Regency period as Brighton Pavilion. However, specially designed cases, plinths and furniture made of brushed stainless steel make it a thoroughly modern interior.