Join ‘Isokon and the Bauhuas in Britain’ authors Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund at the Estonian Embassy
05/06/2019 12:00 am – 05/06/2019 12:00 am | Embassy of Estonia in London, 44 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PJ
The Estonian Embassy in London is excited to host a special event as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Come along to the Estonian Embassy on Wednesday 5th June to hear authors Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund talk about their new book Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain. This illustrated talk will cover the story of the groundbreaking Isokon building, its artistic network and the legacy of Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and László Moholy-Nagy, the Bauhaus professors who lived there during the 1930s. Special guest Dr Yael Reisner (Yael Reisner Studio), head-curator of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019, will also be unveiling this year’s program.
Built in 1934, the Isokon on Lawn Road in Hampstead was England’s first modernist apartment building, and was hugely influential in pioneering the concept of minimal living. Its flats, bar and dining club would become an extraordinary creative nexus for international artists, writers and thinkers, including Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and László Moholy-Nagy.
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.
When: Wednesday 5th June, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Where: Embassy of Estonia in London, 44 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PJ
Price: Free entry upon registration
For more information and to reserve your place please visit the Eventbrite website.
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