Press Release

TATE EDIT OPENS AT TATE MODERN

Today Tate is delighted to announce the opening of a new retail space at Tate Modern. Located in a newly-refurbished riverside location in the Boiler House, Tate Edit presents a carefully chosen range of artists’s products, limited editions, design objects and items for the home.

Renowned designer Jasper Morrison worked in collaboration with architects Herzog & de Meuron to design the new shop. Morrison has also helped to select the first ‘Edit’ – a carefully chosen range of objects for the home – alongside special recommendations from Tate’s staff. Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern, has chosen an iconic Compositions notebook, while a range of colourful See Concept reading glasses has been recommended by Director of Exhibitions, Achim Borchardt-Hume. This selection will change regularly, with different guest editors being invited to help select the items on sale.

Limited editions have been created exclusively for Tate by a wide range of artists, including Wolfgang Tillmans, Phyllida Barlow, Hew Locke and Cornelia Parker, to help support the galleries. Many of these can be bought with the Arts Council’s ‘Own Art’ scheme, which offers interest free loans to make art more affordable. The shop also offers visitors a chance to buy many of the objects and furniture used in Tate Modern, from the cork stools found in the Switch House concourses, to the tray tables used in the Members Bar, to the cutlery, glass and tableware found in the new Restaurant.

Tate Edit is open from 10.00 to 18.00 daily, and to 22.00 on Fridays and Saturdays, and is located on Level 1 of Tate Modern by the river entrance. Tate Members receive a 10% discount, and products are also available online at shop.tate.org.uk.

For press information contact pressoffice@tate.org.uk or call +44(0)20 7887 8730.

NOTES TO EDITORS

ABOUT TATE MODERN
Tate Modern opened to the public in May 2000. Located in the former Bankside Power Station, it is the world’s most popular museum of modern and contemporary art, attracting around 5 million visitors each year. It is one of four Tate galleries around the country, and part of a wider network of partner institutions – the Plus Tate network – which champions the visual arts in the UK. Tate manages a growing national collection of over 70,000 works of art, acquired and cared for on behalf of the public and shown in venues throughout the UK and across the world.