Whitechapel Dining Rooms
The Whitechapel Art Gallery is the hugely influential London gallery that gave UK debuts to the likes of Picasso, Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock. Project Orange was approached to design the new Dining Rooms as part of the gallery's ambitious expansion plans, doubling the size of the gallery by extending into the historic Victorian library building next door.
The approach to the design of the Dining Rooms has been to forge a synthesis between the history and character of the original Arts and Crafts building and the contemporary cutting edge exhibited works. In contrast to the expansive gallery spaces, these public areas are intimate and cosy, characterised by their timber panelling, pendant lighting and leather upholstery and mix reclaimed fittings from the Victorian library with modern detailing, fixtures and furnishings.
The effect is to create a timeless space that seems at once modern and traditional, and where materials will change and improve with age and use.
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PO stepped out for the London Festival of Architecture giving a guided tour around our projects in the city.
Project Orange launched Catalogue Three this month at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London. This publication was designed as a catalogue to the photographic exhibition, which took place on Tuesday 15th September for one night only.
The dining room is a part of the refurbishment of the Whitechapel Gallery designed by Project Orange. The Gallery itself is a beautiful building, so you could combine a visit to a great restaurant with a tour of some of the finest contemporary art in a stunning setting.