Inside award winner: V&A Ceramics
Study Galleries by OPERA Amsterdam

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V&A Ceramics Study Galleries

Inside 2011: the Ceramics Study Galleries at the Victoria & Albert museum in London by OPERA Amsterdam have just been announced as the winner of the display category at the inaugural Inside awards in Barcelona.

V&A Ceramics Study Galleries by OPERA Amsterdam

The judges said the project exhibited "one strong idea and executed it really well - from material, function and lighting."

V&A Ceramics Study Galleries by OPERA Amsterdam

We'll be posting the winners on Dezeen Wire as they're announced throughout the day  - see all the shortlisted projects here and all the announcements here.

V&A Ceramics Study Galleries by OPERA Amsterdam

Inside world festival of interiors is taking place on the third floor of the Centro de Convenciones Internacionales de Barcelona until 4 November – see all our stories about Inside here, including interviews with the judges on Dezeen Screen.

V&A Ceramics Study Galleries by OPERA Amsterdam

Here's some more information about the project from OPERA Amsterdam:


The ‘Ceramic Galleries' at the Victoria & Albert Museum have been designed as a visible storage showcase as part of the reinstallation of the ceramic galleries phase II.

The visible study collection contains 26.000 objects that are displayed with the idea that they are - on demand - available to curators, specialists and the general public. Surface area: 950 m2

  • Stuart

    Did the judges actually visit these galleries?!
    The big idea was quite clever but actually quite poor in reality.

    • Paul

      Really don't understand what you are talking about. I was there twice. I think this installation is stunning, fresh, innovative, technically perfect and poetic. Well done! It is an inspiration to all professionals involved in the design industry.
      Paul Bomers, National Museum Of Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands

  • Jon

    It’s a strong design.Nicely placed in the gallery. Light A strong concept,light and strong in detail. It’s intriguing by the quantity of ceramics and provoked into making choices.

    Jon Dekker, designer

  • http://kathleenfaulkner.blogspot.com Kathleen

    This makes me want to visit. I would want to stay for days.