Ikon Gallery Shop
  • Grade II Listed building
  • Listed buildings consent
  • Bespoke furniture design
  • Working with local fabricator
  • Improved accessibility

Ikon is a leading contemporary art gallery based in Birmingham. The original bookshop was a similar design to when the building was converted in 1997 so required modernisation and accessibility improvements.

Following an initial feasibility by Howells, we developed an adaptable design reflecting the original material palette of the gallery. We salvaged much of the original fabric and some materials were retained by the gallery for future exhibitions, meaning the project had no need for any skips.

We worked closely with MJM Bespoke, a local fabrication studio to ensure the design was fit for purpose and within the strict funding budget.

The system has been designed to be adaptable and repairable in future, ensuring the longevity for the investment. Individual panels can be replaced when needed for repair and maintenance, or to update the aesthetic.

Ikon Shop. Ikon Gallery, 2024
Photo by Rob Harris
Images courtesy of Ikon