As part of the programme for the 2018 Tallinn design festival, the Isokon Gallery permanent exhibition is being re-created in the Museum of Estonian Architecture
The exhibition tells the story of the building, it’s famous residents including Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and László Moholy-Nagy and their experiments in modern urban living in the 1930s. Emblematic for its time was also the associated plywood furniture developed in partnership with Estonian plywood company Luther. The exhibition, entitled “Luther and Isokon. A story of pioneering architecture and plywood furniture”, draws on this important relationship between Estonia and England and the valuable contribution they have made to design in the 20th century.
The exhibition opening will be held on Friday 31st August 2018 as one of the first events to kick off the Tallinn Design Festival. Avanti Architects’ former Director and Chairman of The Isokon Gallery Trust, John Allan will join a host of speakers to describe the history in more detail in a seminar titled ‘Isokon and Luther’ on 12th September 2018
Exhibition dates 31.08. – 30.09.2018
“Luther and Isokon. A story of pioneering architecture and plywood furniture”