Pallant House Gallery

Long & Kentish

Colin St John Wilson
A compelling blend of historic architecture and modern art, Pallant House Gallery in Chichester was extended by Colin St John Wilson’s practice to house his own superb collection, focused on Pop Art. He designed the pull handles specifically for this project – and it proved to be the last product designed by this architect who helped define Post-War British architecture. The handles are ribbed in an evocation of leather wrapping, but here the effect is achieved by turning a solid stainless steel bar. The ribs humanise the feel of the grip and create a haptic and distinctive series of experiences through the galleries.