The Safe Deposite

Completed: 2016 Client: The Crown Estate Artist: Studio Weave
Partners: Millimetre Location: St James's Market, London
Services: Art in the Public Realm, Cultural Placemaking

The Safe Deposite is a free standing pavilion designed by Studio Weave. It is conceived as a location for public performances, events and exhibitions and nods to a cabinet of curiosities that evokes the design language of Victorian safe deposit boxes, of which historically there were two nearby. The ornate interior ceiling is covered in a wheatsheaf design that alludes to the sacks of wheat historically used as currency and link with the barter and exchange of the old St James’s Market.

PHOTOGRAPHY © POLLY BRADEN

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