8 Holland Street are excited to announce the launch of their second gallery and design store opening in Somerset this June. Housed in a large grade-II listed building in the Unesco World Heritage City of Bath, the new space sits in the heart of the historic city. The interior retains the Victorian mahogany vitrines and gilded glass lettering from its former life as home of the Bath Oliver biscuit and flagship store of the high-end wine and grocery merchants Cater, Stoffell and Fortt Ltd.
The expansive three-floor double-height gallery and shop will boast an extensive collection of 8 Holland Street’s antique and modern furniture and artworks, with a greater emphasis on smaller products and homeware including textiles, ceramics, artworks and design. We are excited to be working with several new British designers including ceramicist Ali Hewson, artist-duo Forest + Found, marble-paper maker Florence Saumarez and studio potters from Leach Pottery, St. Ives. We will also launch pieces by European designers including French design partnership Laurence Brabant & Alain Villechange, Dutch maker Matias Moellenbach and Milan-based brand R+D.Lab in the UK for the first time.
The new space will also feature small collections by popular design brands. For the first iteration we are pleased to invite designer Matilda Goad to put together a selection from her homeware range. Alongside this, stationers Papier will commence their first pop-up programme, Papier Presents…, with a collection of stationery by their celebrated young British design partners including Fee Greening, Luke Edward Hall and Matilda Goad. In our first floor galleries we will present a rotating exhibition of modern and contemporary British art. This summer we open with a display of prints by renowned Irish artists Jane and Tony O’Malley and ceramics by Oxfordshire-based Dylan Bowen.