The new Foyles bookshop, at 107 Charing Cross Road, is just a step away from its current location and will open early in June. Formerly home to Central Saint Martins, the building has been re-designed by architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands as ‘a bookshop for the 21st century’, spread across eight alternating foot-plates over four floors, with a full height central atrium. Both the gallery and the new Café at Foyles, also around 1,300 sqft in size, have been designed by lustedgreen, the interior specialists behind Foyles London Waterloo Station and Foyles Westfield Stratford City.
Titchner, an alumnus of Central Saint Martins, describes his art as ‘a dialogue about how you receive thought and ideas’. Renowned for incorporating found text into his artworks, it would be hard to find a better candidate for the first show in The Gallery at Foyles. As a student in the 1990s, Titchner’s painting studio used to exist on the same floor. He will now create a new site-specific artwork for Foyles which will directly relate to the rich cultural history of the building. The exhibition will open on Tuesday 24 June.