TILGHMAN GALLERY

The surprising success of Tilghman Gallery may possibly be credited to the timing during which there was a national debate as to whether galleries should be only a neutral backdrop for the art or should themselves be a work of art. The Tilghman Gallery was both. West Palm Beach boca raton architects comments were that the popularity of Michael Grave’s chair may be responsible for the featured cover of the interior design magazine, or the fact that it won the ASID contract award, the award of excellence from AIA and the prestigious Hexter award. The gallery was published extensively in the USA and in Europe. A brilliant design coup was achieved in braking up the long narrow space into separate viewing rooms without walls through the use of an open column and beam system. Further definition is provided by the suspended ceiling sprayed in metallic automotive paint. The flooring pattern of black granite, white marble and gray carpet combined with the column and beam system frames the sitting area which also find an architect exhibits the Wassily’s chairs.