Space and Light





A pop-up exhibition inspired by Sir John Soane's use of space and light. Leading contemporary designers and artists, including Ab Rogers, Paul Schutze and Sebastian Bergne install their work in the Museum's historic interior. Entry is free.

Sir John Soane is described as the Master of Space and Light. This aspect of his work is explored by leading contemporary designers in this pop-up exhibition for London Design Festival. Featuring work by the likes of Paul Schütze, Ab Rogers, Sebastian Bergne and Tiipoi, Space and Light features a collection of one-off pieces and never-before-seen products, all available for order, installed in the Museum’s historic No.12 Breakfast Room. Offering visitors a rare opportunity to own unique and limited edition designs from some of the world’s most exciting designers and creatives, this display truly reflects Soane’s multi-faceted architectural legacy.

Space and Light will run throughout London Design Festival and until 11 October. Entry is free. Find out more

Sir John Soane's Museum

Sir John Soane’s house, museum and library at No.13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields has been a public museum since the early nineteenth century. It’s an intimate, atmospheric place, designed by Soane himself, and filled with his exceptional collection of famous artworks, sculptures, furniture and artefacts.

On his appointment as Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy in 1806, Soane (1753-1837) began to arrange his books, classical antiquities, casts and models so that students of architecture might benefit from access to them. In 1833 he negotiated an Act of Parliament to preserve the house and collection after his death for the benefit of ‘amateurs and students’ in architecture, painting and sculpture.

Today Sir John Soane’s Museum is one of the country’s most unusual and significant museums with a continuing and developing commitment to education and creative inspiration.

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