New Cafe design
26.09.2014 : Hannah Evans
MODERN ART OXFORD’S HERITAGE SHINES THROUGH IN NEWLY DESIGNED GALLERY CAFÉ
Modern Art Oxford has unveiled a newly redesigned café that reveals the industrial roots of the gallery’s historical building on Pembroke Street, central Oxford.
Designers Kennedy Woods Architecture (KW:A) have worked with Modern Art Oxford to combine contemporary materials to produce bespoke furniture from utilitarian materials that respond to the exposed original brickwork and architecture of the building, which originally housed the Hanley Brewery, established in Pembroke Street in the 1840s.
“It is important for us at Modern Art Oxford to have fresh approaches to contemporary design,” says Paul Hobson, “ KW:A has incorporated this into their use of new materials in a design that reflects the building’s unique character and history.”
The opening of the new café coincides with the launch of our new exhibition by British artist, Stuart Brisley. State of Denmark surveys the breadth and consistent inventiveness of Brisley’s practice and asserts his influence of one of the most important and enduring voices in international contemporary art.
About Kennedy Woods Architecture (KW:A)
Kennedy Woods Architecture (KW:A) was founded by two long-standing friends bound by a common interest in ambitious and innovative design. Both Christopher Kennedy Tom Woods and grew up in Abingdon, before going their separate ways to study architecture and product design respectively. Their practice, recently established in London, thrives at the intersection of these two fields, and is characterized by an innovative use of materials, expressive detailing, and an explorative approach to the processes of construction and manufacture as design challenges in themselves.
To celebrate the café opening, Modern Art Oxford and A&J Cooks are offering a free hot drink with lunch orders*. Visitors can quote #redesign to take up this offer. *Offer ends on 1 October 2014.
The Modern Art Oxford Café is open from:
Tuesday 11am – 6pm
Wednesday 11am – 6pm
Thursday 11am – 6pm
Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm