The new Design Museum at Kensington, which opened it’s doors to the public in November 2016 following a move from it’s previous residence at Shad Thames, has specified Allgood’s Modric ironmongery throughout its interior.
Winner of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards 2016/ 2017 Commercial category, the imaginative ironmongery solutions meet the architects brief; matching the building’s look and feel. One of the £83million refurbishment’s standout architectural features was the preservation of the original roof structure, which was central to how the new project took shape. The internal floors of the old building were demolished with a series of piles, temporary trusses and beams supporting the internal roof columns until the new structure was built and the fit-out stage could begin. The inherent objective of the project was to create a worldclass museum in the heart of London, including permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as learning spaces – showcasing all elements of design, including fashion, product and graphic design.
Established in 1989, the museum is known for promoting and exhibiting the best in British design as well as displaying bold and iconic international items. A British design classic, Modric is manufactured in Allgood’s UK factory where craftsmen pay close to attention to detail, hand finishing every product. Modric has a long-standing reputation of quality built on its ability to consistently perform to the highest standard. Operating on the unique quadaxial fixing, Modric lever handles have been independently tested to BS EN 1906 and have surpassed 1 million cycles, providing just one example why Allgood has the confidence to offer a 25 year warranty on the range. The interior of the Design Museum features an array of products from the Modric range including lever handles, hinges, pull handles, push plates, wc turns, and door signage, as well as overhead door closers, magnetic door holders and unique, concealed doorstops.