While Martin Creed’s flooring had to be preserved in The Gallery, India Mahdavi accepted Mourad Mazouz’s invitation to re-invent the rest of the space.
“The location and the space are the starting point to all my projects,” says India Mahdavi, “and each project is like an open question, to which there is a unique answer. Each project tells its own particular story.”
In contrast to Martin Creed’s installation, and in response to David Shrigley’s ironic, sometimes unsettling works, India Mahdavi has created a soothing, monochrome interior. With benched seating lining the walls and armchairs made to measure, India Mahdavi has soaked the place in an audacious Hollywood pink to modernise the archetype of the brasserie.
While remaining ever faithful to the avant-garde attitude at Sketch, this harmonious disorder marks a break from the usual eclecticism of The Gallery.
The Gallery, Sketch, London
Design: India Mahdavi