The Fine Art Trade Guild (FATG) commissioned Wilton Studio to create their new offices and gallery in Wandsworth. The premises were a newly finished double storey glazed office unit- part of a bigger mixed-use development called Osiers, located next to the river Wandle. The river with its mature willow trees and tidal changes inspired the façade design (osiers being French for willows) with reflective and translucent willow leaves.
The first floor of the unit is occupied by the office with a very simple fit-out of white desks and storage. It is arranged in an open structure with the CEO’s office as a glazed box. The floor is covered in a coffee-coloured natural horsehair carpet. White blinds cover both sides of the glazed facades.
The gallery is located on the ground floor. The space can also be used as a boardroom and for the full members’ meetings as well as working demonstrations and parties. The sliding walls can separate off the boardroom and create a soundproof space for meetings. When the walls are slid away, they can be stored easily along the wall.
A shower room/ disabled WC, storage room and kitchen are also on the ground floor.
All lighting is fitted with LEDs, including the flexible exhibition lights that can be re-hung for different arrangements.
Wilton Studio worked successfully with a shop-fitting contractor to deliver this office fit-out within a short time frame. We created a bright and airy space, which will provide the required flexibility for office, meeting, exhibitions and give a new face for the Fine Art Trade Guild.
Completed October 2014