New South Wales
The Gallery Shop designed by Akin Atelier is an immersive resin installation of fluid contours developed with surfboard designer Hayden Cox, shaping a luminous space of shifting perspectives and refractions of light. It is located in the entrance pavilion of the Art Gallery of NSW’s new Sydney Modern building designed by the Japanese architects SANAA,
As the principal retail space of the new building, the shop’s design expresses the artistic endeavours of the expansion, challenging the commercial experience of an archetypical art museum shop.
As a translucent bubble within the larger gallery architecture, the Gallery Shop is unique in its functionality; showcasing books and objects to visitors and passers-by through the lens of the resin walls while reflecting its surrounds to preserve the architectural experience of the Art Gallery’s Sydney Modern building.