- Space & Interiors
Gallery & Co. is a new design, retail, and food & beverage concept housed within the National Gallery Singapore.
We chose not to take the cues of designing a colonial-inspired space. Instead, we wanted to reflect the ’Singapore Spirit’ more prominently – one that is enterprising, youthful, and colourful. We hoped to narrate the story of Singapore’s contemporary island lifestyle.
Conceived as a flexible modular but fun instrument for display, they are made of light weight wood construction with a vinyl sticker skin, as such they can easily be reconfigured in both form and outlook.
We customised the hexagonal tiles that are being used for the floor finish of the Cafeteria and the Left Wing.
The material palette was kept light and breezy, with the use of light wood trellis for the ceilings and walls. Light grey chevron marble cladded columns are set against the green customised hexagonal floor tiles inspired by our old kopitiam mosaic flooring. The use of the hexagon shape versus the usual square tile allows more flexibility to subtly change the configuration of each space.
Subtle visual cues were included to tie them all back to the branding ethos of the basic elements of Art. This can be found in the wall graphics, way-finding signage, and colour palette selections. Consequently, allowing for a seamless museum day-out experience for all consumers.
Fittings in the Fashion area were kept light and almost invisible with the suspended acrylic shelves (wrapped in iridescent film) catching the natural sunlight washing into the space.