Curated by Sophie Jump and Jane Won, “When Marcel Met MotleyÃ¢â‚¬ is an exhibition celebrating the seventieth anniversary of the unique collaboration between the London Theatre Studio the Motley Fashion Shop and Hungarian architect Marcel Breuer.
“Both Breuer and Motley continue to have a huge influence on their respective arts. We are still fascinated and delighted by Breuer’s architecture, and his furniture designs are still available for sale seventy years on. Motley influenced theatre design so fundamentally through both their work and their teaching that it is inconceivable to imagine Britain having such a worldwide reputation for design without them.Ã¢â‚¬
Breuer studied and taught at the Bauhaus in the 1920s and is perhaps best known internationally for his design of the “Wassily ChairÃ¢â‚¬ the first tubular bent-steel chair and buildings such as the Whitney Museum of American Art.
“Bringing together documents and images, some from family archives and unseen by the public before, the exhibition will give new insight into the Modernist zeitgeist of mid 1930’s design.Ã¢â‚¬
September 16th – October 21st 2006
Tuesday to Friday 11.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
*Image copyright 1964 Marc Bernheim and Evelyne Bernheim, photographers. Archives of American Art (http://www.aaa.si.edu/)