V&A Raphael Court
by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios


The Raphael Cartoons are among the finest treasures of the Italian Renaissance, but their power and vibrancy were diminished by the conditions in which they were displayed.

The transformation of the Raphael Court has brought the Cartoons to the fore, improving the visitor experience with limited and careful physical intervention.

This called for a precisely judged scheme, rebalancing the relationship between artworks and architecture. A clear focus is placed on the Cartoons, which are given a luminous "light box" quality within a darkened interior, while new gallery furniture and presents a more inviting and dynamic experience of the space.

This project has been longlisted in the civic and cultural interior category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Project: V&A Raphael Court

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