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Isokon Gallery elevation view

The Isokon Gallery is a permanent exhibition telling the remarkable story of the Isokon building, the pioneering modern apartment block opened in 1934 as an experiment in new ways of urban living. Learn more

We are pleased to be reopening our doors on 11 July 2020. Please see our COVID-19 guidance prior to your visit.

The Gallery remains free to enter but has been hit hard by the lockdown. Please visit our Crowdfunder page and help secure the Gallery for the future. All proceeds from the shop also support the gallery.

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  • Architectural Model Bauhaus Dessau
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  • View from a Long Chair: The Memoirs Of Jack Pritchard
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Jacques & Jacqueline Groag

Our special exhibition for 2020 tells the story of two celebrated Isokon residents: Jacques Groag was a pioneer of Viennese modernist architecture, whilst Jacqueline had a profound impact on textile design in Britain.

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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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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.
★★★★★

Tripadvisor review

Location

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Reopening 11 July 2020
Please read our COVID-19 guidance

Opening hours
11am–4pm, Saturdays & Sundays
until 13 December 2020

Location
Isokon Gallery
Lawn Road, London, NW3 2XD

Free Entry

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Supporters

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