The V&A opened its new Members’ Room today. A mix of heritage, modernity and design ingenuity, the innovative design by architects Carmody Groarke converts a magnificent top-lit gallery on the top floor of Aston Webb’s Grade I Listed 1909 wing into a beautiful new dedicated space for V&A Members within the Museum in South Kensington, outfitted with bespoke designed furniture and fittings.
Formerly a study room between 1916-1921, and later the National Art Library offices, the transformation returns this room to its core principles as a place for contemplation, creative thought and enjoyment. Reinventing this vast space, the room brings cutting edge design together with contemporary furniture and interior decoration, whilst accentuating the qualities of the original building.
Image credit: Rory Gardiner
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