Tony de Lautour’s retrospective at the Christchurch Art Gallery
deeply rooted in sustainable values, to execute the project. Working with like-minded individuals made the project very easy as they were passionate about showing us only sustainable options. The woodwork is striking. Rufus gave us traditional Japanese inspiration for woodwork in his original mood board, which we fell in love with. The shelving and racking was difficult to design. We needed something substantial to fill the large space, yet for it to still feel minimal and beautifully executed. For the back wall area we wanted a modular feeling, so the shelves and racks can be interchanged depending on what stock we want to showcase. There’s a lot of woodwork in the store, yet there are no visible nails. It really is so beautiful and simple, yet it took a lot of working out to get to this point. It’s my favourite part of the store.
Right ‘Hotaru Buoy’ pendants by Ozeki for Barber & Osgerby hang above a recycled nylon hall rug. Above An ‘Offset’ stool by Philippe Malouin for Resident sits in a changing room. Top Picture windows at street level look directly into the gallery-like space designed by Rufus Knight.