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The Ken Stradling Collection

Stradling Gallery

48 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LH, UK

(+44)117  3290566


Gallery Opening Hours

Wednesday 11.00am – 4.00pm

Saturday (during exhibitions)

11.00am – 4.00pm

Contact us to arrange visits

or tours at other times.

Registered Charity no. 1117689


80th anniversary of the Gane Pavilion

30 June 1936 saw the opening of  the Gane Pavilion at the Royal Agricultural Show in Ashton Court, Bristol, which took place over 5 days. The structure was the result of an intriguing collaboration between Marcel Breuer and Crofton Gane of the Bristol furniture manufacturers P. E. Gane. The pavilion was designed by Breuer to present a range of contemporary furniture in a modern domestic environment. Furniture included pieces designed by Breuer for Gane, as well as work by the likes of AlvarAalto. Apparently it rained much of the time and sales were were not good. However, later in his life, when asked to name his two most seminal buildings, Marcel Breuer cited the Gane Pavilion as second only to the UNESCO building in Paris. See more about Marcel Breuer here and about Crofton Gane here

The Ken Stradling Collection includes a range of furniture designed by Marcel Breuer and made in Bristol for Gane’s. We are also delighted to have on long term loan an architectural model of the Pavilion created by Crofton’s great-grandson, Max Gane.

June 2016