Lawray oversaw the contractor’s design portions for the refurbishment of the European Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2015. A truly collaborative project, we worked with the design architect ZMMA, the V&A team, and the contractor Coniston to see the project through to completion.
Our role not only embraced design but also technical detailing. This required the co-ordination of different finishes, materials as well as structural intervention. Complex detailing using high quality materials was complemented by a smart use of artificial lighting. Together, these elements combined to visually enhance exhibitions and the individual relics themselves.
To ensure each exhibit was perfectly framed from every conceivable angle, we reviewed all possible people movements through the exhibition space. Thanks to the highest level of design and the sophistication of the detailing, the project went on to meet the high specification demanded by the V&A in-house team and the this iconic Grade I Listed building.
Lawray Architects would like to thank Eleanor Stedman for providing us with the images for this project.