The Chartwell gallery at Objectspace was perfect for the intimate contemplation of 197 of architect Pete Bossleys sketch books. The Exhibition designed by Nick at The Letter Q provided for a range of visitor interactions with the journals. More delicate journals were contained in a display case while open shelves at the perimeter of the space used discrete magnetic mounts to hold pages at selected spreads. Seating was then placed next to a vertical display where visitors were invited to explore journals where the dates are displayed on the spine. A recorded interview with Bossley joins the visitor in the room from a subtle tablet display nestled among the sketchbooks.
The design concept references the two contrasting states in which a sketch book may exist. Closed, passive and then open, dynamic.
Images by Samuel Hartnett courtesy of Objectspace