Tate Modern’s Blavatnik Building

We have been working with Tate Modern and architects, Herzog & de Meuron, to create a beautiful, one of a kind, cast stainless steel sign, for the new Blavatnik Building. The sign marks the entrance to the building and quietly recognises the significant donation made by Sir Leonard Blavatnik.

Taking cues from Tate’s existing internal donor recognition plaques and the unique architecture of the building, Herzog & de Meuron wanted us to create a special sign of genuine solidity and quality — that will last as long as the building and age beautifully. 

To deliver on such a challenging brief, our team researched numerous materials and fabrication methods, finally suggesting a traditional sand-cast stainless steel, that was pickled and finished with a fine shot peen. The sign weighs over 300kgs and requires specially engineered brackets to secure it to the structure.

Read more about our work for Tate over the last 10 years here.