The Saatchi Gallery, London

The Saatchi Gallery, London

Client: Saatchi Gallery
Type of works: supply and installation of 1,000 sq m of the translucent finished material.

The Saatchi Gallery is a London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to show his sizeable (and changing) collection to the public. It has occupied different premises, first in North London, then the South Bank by the River Thames and currently in Chelsea.

Stretch Ceilings UK Ltd successfully supplied and installed almost 1,000 sq m of the translucent finished material over three floors in the form of 45 individual diffuser panels. The Stretch Ceiling diffuser was chosen by the Aachitect and lighting consultant to create a consistently even daylight effect to enhance the appearance of the bizarre yet astonishing creations held at the exhibition.

In this particular application, high-efficiency fluorescent tubes were used to create a clean and critically even spread of light. This is of particular importance to art galleries and museums alike, due to the absolute necessity for even and controlled artificial light required to present artefacts without glare, shadowing or colour determent. The translucent finish offers approximately 75% light transmission and any type of lighting can be used behind the material to meet the expectations and requirements of any design.

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