Client: Isokon Gallery Trust, London.
The Isokon Gallery has been created to tell the remarkable story of the Isokon apartment building, opened in 1934 as a progressive experiment in new ways of urban living.
This project involved extensive research into modernism in Britain, German emigrés, architecture and family archives. The gallery was conceived together with the architects John Allan and Fiona Lamb, and the graphic concept planned and executed together with information designer Tom de Gay.
The display includes a map of Hampstead that highlights several modernist houses built in the area in the 1930s as well as notable residents. A timeline shows the famous residents of the Lawn Road Flats, among which were Walter Gropius, Agatha Christie, and even communist spies.
all photos: Tom de Gay