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

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Agatha Christie: The Lawn Road Years

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The Isokon Story

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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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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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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    Isokon Gull oblique view with newspaper on side on notebooks on one side
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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
11am–4pm
Saturday and Sunday
until the winter

Location
Isokon Gallery
Lawn Road, London, NW3 2XD

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No booking required

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Supporters

The Isokon Gallery has received critical support through The Heritage Fund's Covid Relief package, Historic England's Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund, and donations from several other generous benefactors. Visit our Supporters page to see the companies and individuals who have made the Isokon Gallery possible.