V&A Cast Courts

Design

We were commissioned to redisplay the Cast Courts, two of the largest and oldest galleries in the V&A. This project restored the building fabric, reinstated colour schemes and paint finishes, restored architectural features, including connections between the two galleries, and made use of architectural opportunities and views.

We followed the spirit of the original decorative scheme but our designs also reinterpreted the Courts for a new audience, effectively taking visitors on a ‘Grand Tour’. Metaphor also opened up a light well to match those adjacent to the Medieval and Renaissance Gallery and create a dramatic new entrance.