The Isokon Gallery tells the remarkable story of the Isokon building, the pioneering modern apartment block opened in 1934

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  • Architectural Model Isokon Building
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    Isokon Gull oblique view with newspaper on side on notebooks on one side
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  • Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain
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  • Wells Coates
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  • Walter Gropius - An Illustrated biography
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The Isokon Story

Architecture

Designed by Wells Coates, The Isokon was the first modernist block of flats in Britain and pioneered the idea of minimalist, stylish city living.

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Furniture

Isokon furniture pioneered the use bent plywood. Celebrated pieces include the Long Chair by Marcel Breuer and the unique Penguin Donkey by Egon Riss.

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Artists, Architects, Authors and Spies

A home for an extraordinary range of creatives and intellectuals – from Bauhaus masters to Agatha Christie – and the occasional Soviet spy.

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Free to enter. Powered by volunteers.

The Isokon Gallery relies on charitable donations and the proceeds from the shop to care for the collection. Please support us if you can, or consider joining our team of volunteers.

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What our visitors say

Just go there and discover... fabulous 21st century building from the 1930s
★★★★★

Google review

The gallery as an artefact itself inspires as well as informs: its quality a reminder of the aim of modernism to make high quality design as widely available as possible

Camden Design Award, judges’ comment

I would recommend the Isokon Gallery to anyone who's interested in architecture and history – a joy to visit.
★★★★★

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Location

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Opening hours

We welcome visitors 11am–4pm every Saturday and Sunday from start of March until end of October each year.

Isokon is a fully occupied residential building but we participate in the Open House Festival each year, showing several flats. For 2024, the dates are Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. No booking, but expect queues.

Location
Isokon Gallery
Lawn Road, London, NW3 2XD

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