Magnus Englund is a co-founder and former managing director of the furniture chain Skandium, popularising Scandinavian design in Britain. He is director of the Isokon Gallery Trust, and has written half a dozen books about design and architecture.
Leyla Daybelge is a journalist and broadcaster, with an academic background in 20th Century Design History.
Magnus Englund and Leyla Daybelge are the authors of Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain(Batsford), which will be available for purchase.
The 1934 Isokon building in London was not only ground breaking with its modernist architecture, but also for its residents; four Masters of the Bauhaus, five Soviet spies, several best-selling authors including Agatha Christie, artists such as Henry Moore, poets, politicians, scientists, archeologists and architects all came to live together in one place. The Isokon founders had a network of friends that included Alvar Aalto, Ray & Charles Eames, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernö Goldfinger. The Isokon Furniture Company, with its production in Estonia, could have been the British equivalent of Artek, had not war stopped its development.
- Aika: 11.9.2019 16:00 - 17:00
- Paikka: Arena
- Esiintyjät: Magnus Englund, Leyla Daybelge