Gail’s Battersea

The interesting site on the corner of beautiful Battersea Square consisted of one shallow space and one very long space connected by an internal doorway. Inspired by the tall chimney of the original building a narrative emerged of a local baker who resided in the small space and extended next door to sell his wares. Inside it is a story of humble materials; slate tiles, unadorned stained oak joinery and utilitarian lighting. Despite the harsh palette a softness is present in how the light flows uninterrupted over the hand sponged plaster walls. We worked closely with a fabricator in South London to create bespoke external lighting pieces and bring life back to the Square with vibrant yellow awnings and wild planter boxes, for Gail’s Bakery.

Photography © Mariell Lind Hansen

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