Multiples and Standardisation

Marks & Spencer, Pantheon, Oxford Street

Marks & Spencer, Pantheon, Oxford Street

Marks & Spencer, Pantheon, Oxford Street, London
Robert Lutyens (1901–72), with Lewis & Hickley executant architects
1938
Photograph, 1938
Marks and Spencer Company Archive

This prestige store was considered second only to the Marble Arch shop. Acting as consultant in association with W.A. Lewis, Robert Lutyens adhered to his modular system but used expensive, eye-catching black granite for the facing material. The upper floors were enlivened by three deep window embrasures and chequerwork of different-sized facing slabs. The façade was undercut to house freestanding showcases.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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