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Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain: Exhibition
7 March 2019 - 30 March 2019
The Aram Gallery, London
Built in 1934, the Isokon building in Hampstead, London was England’s first modernist apartment building. Clients Jack and Molly Pritchard commissioned architect Wells Coates to design the building and explore the concept of minimal living. During the mid-1930s and 1940s the flats and bar became a hub for creatives, including Bauhaus professors Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and László Moholy-Nagy. The three produced furniture, architecture and graphic art for Jack Pritchard’s Isokon design company.
The exhibition accompanies the launch of the book, Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain (Batsford) by Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund. It tells the extraordinary story of Isokon, and how its network of residents helped shape modern Britain.
Multiple events will take place during Spring 2019 to mark the book’s release.
See also: Edith Tudor-Hart, the Bauhaus and Isokon and our Modernist and Hampstead Walks
Gallery opening times: Mon–Sat 10.00–18.00, Thurs 10.00–19.00