The key to the project was blending modern and traditional materials, methods and craftsmanship to create the contemporary but traditional space.
TV personality Philip Mould is a leading specialist dealer in British art and Old Masters.
We have worked with some of the leading names in art, culture and heritage. Through innovative design and a solutions-driven approach, we are equipped with the industry knowledge to realise the design aspirations of any organisation, whether it's a visitor centre, gallery or tourist attraction.
The new gallery houses a large selection of fine paintings for sale, including works by Old Masters such as Titian and Van Dyck, all of which need to be shown to their best advantage.
With no existing access between floors, our initial key focus was to ensure the best possible location for a new stairwell to be cut through the building.
The end result is a great success with its beautiful travertine stone wall cascading from ground floor ceiling to the basement floor, drawing the eye through the space.
“Portview had quite a complex specification to do with lighting, spaces, flooring and ceilings. I knew exactly what I wanted and I’m delighted to say I got it. Portview listened, answered and considered things. They supplied what they said they could do, on time. I found them to be can-do, conscientious and problemsolving – what more do you want? I’m really happy.”