Sunk deep into the cliffs in St Ives, Cornwall is the Tate Gallery. The contemporary space has recently enjoyed a transformation to double its size; a project which saw it shortlisted for the RIBA 2018 awards and winner of the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018.
Its extension is designed to make full benefit of the strong, coastal natural light from above and boasts six large light chambers across its 16.5m width. The exposed roof needed shading to ensure accommodate and protect the many and varied practices of contemporary art being showcased.
Working with Sol Komfort Interiors we designed and enabled a full room darkening solution to be incorporated into each of the raised "coffers". The resulting six remote controlled, SHY FTS rooflight blinds were designed to give maximum flexibility in the light ingress into the building as well as protecting the precious artwork from sun damage.
The windswept seaside environment gave everyone involved a challenging installation, but the result is outstanding.
SHY can supply suitable, shading solutions for almost every application and location, using their specialist roller blind knowledge and experience. The company designs and manufactures all their commercial and bespoke roller blinds in-house in the UK at their own specialist site. With an extensive range of materials, systems that boast 5 headbox sizes, 8 roller barrel diameters, 6 operating methods and the ability to manage sizes up to 70m2, we have a solution for every shaped window and rooflight challenge.