BADGE OF HON­OUR

ELLE Decoration (UK) - - Escape -

The iconic Isokon build­ing in Hamp­stead is re­ceiv­ing a Blue Plaque, the sym­bol English Her­itage be­stows upon Lon­don build­ings that once housed a per­son of note. De­signed in 1934 by ar­chi­tect Wells Coates as an ex­per­i­ment in com­mu­nal liv­ing, the flats have since been lived in by var­i­ous lu­mi­nar­ies, in­clud­ing the three mem­bers of the Mod­ernist de­sign move­ment – ar­chi­tect Wal­ter Gropius, de­signer Mar­cel Breuer and Bauhaus pro­fes­sor Lás­zló Mo­holy-nagy – who will be hon­oured with the plaque. Although the flats are pri­vate – the pen­t­house is cur­rently for sale via lux­ury es­tate agent The Modern House (the­mod­ern­house.com) – you can visit the build­ing’s gallery, which is ex­hibit­ing a ret­ro­spec­tive of Mo­holy-nagy’s works un­til 28 Oc­to­ber (isokon­gallery.co.uk).

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