Isokon and the Bauhaus with Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund at 2 Willow Road
28/03/2019 6:30 pm – 28/03/2019 8:00 pm | 2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London NW3 1TH
Step into the living room of brutalist architect, Erno Goldfiner, to hear authors of Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain, Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund, reveal the story of the Isokon, from its beginnings to the present day. They will examine the work, artistic networks and legacy of the Bauhaus artists during their time in Britain. The tales are not just of design and architecture but war, sex, death, espionage and infamous dinner parties.
This talk is part of the After Dark series with the National Trust. This talk allows you access to the architect Erno Goldfinger’s modernist home in Hampstead. Built in 1939 as Goldfinger’s family home, 2 Willow Road is full of innovative design details that were ground breaking at the time. It is now maintained by the National Trust and contains Goldfinger’s impressive collection of modern art and intriguing personal possessions.
Leyla Daybelge is a Journalist and Broadcaster, with a background in news and current affairs, as a newscaster, correspondent and producer for BBC Radio Four, ITN, ITV News and Sky News. She currently writes travel and culture features for the Daily Telegraph amongst others. She was previously Head of Press for Contemporary and Design at Sotheby’s.
Magnus Englund is the current resident of Jack and Molly Pritchard’s penthouse in the Isokon building. He has championed the building’s revival and is a trustee of the Isokon Gallery. He is the co-founder of the popular interior design company, Skandium.
For more information, please visit the A Curious Invitation website.
When: Thursday 28th March, doors open at 6.30pm, talk commences at 7pm
Where: 2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London NW3 1TH
Price: £15 including a glass of prosecco
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