London, United Kingdom, 1962
Produced by IKEA, Sweden
This collection, which includes furniture, lighting and tabletop combines all the aspects of the IKEA system: development of a production process, use of sustainable materials, design and logistics which guarantee a nice design that is affordable for the general public and meets daily needs.
Singapore, Singapore, 1963
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
This work reflects the conceptual design of Dunne & Raby. The plastic chair is in fact a translucent tank, and orange acrylic box, a space a person can retreat to in order to be protected from the electrical and magnetic fields existing in modern life.
Bridgend, South Wales, United Kingdom, 1955
Docklands Floating Bridge
London, United Kingdom
A piece of innovation in architecture that brings together the most modern and financial oriented part of the city with the industrial area hosting nineteenth century buildings. A bridge from the future that links the past and the present.
Baghdad, Iraq, 1950 · Miami, USA, 2016
Vitra Fire Station
Vita Capus, Weil am Rhein, Germany
The Vitra Fire Station is Zaha Hadid’s first building and reflects her theoretical studies on Deconstructivism, aiming to manifest the idea of motion in time.
Alison Margaret Gill Smithson
Sheffield, United Kingdom, 1928 · 1993
House of the Future
Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition at the Olympia Hall in West London, United Kingdom
It was exhibited as the prototype of the suburban house that would be built 25 years later and it highlighted the trust in technology in the 1950s. The house was a utopic project designed to be pre-manufactured in the line of car industry products.
Thornton Heath, United Kingdom, 1911 · Barnard Castle, Durham, United Kingdom, 1996
University of Ibadan
This is a construction where the architects have been able to combine and adapt the design to the particular needs of the African climate and the functionality of Modern Movement.
Susan (Susie) Cooper
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom, 1902 · Isle of Man, United Kingdom, 1995
Kestrel Tea Set
Produced by Susie Cooper Potteries, Burslem, United Kingdom
Kestrel Tea Set is one of the most reproduced tea sets designed by Cooper. The set was designed under a clear Art Deco style with endless decorative variations on a ceramic model.
Bradford, United Kingdom, 1907 · 2005
Plan of the Expanding Nursery School
Designed for Nursery Schools Association (NSA)
The design, known as ‘the expanding nursery school’, was intended to be mass produced. Its intentions reflected the enlightened thinking of the time in relation to preschool facilities. It was of the pioneering designs in the field of school architecture in Europe.
Elizabeth Whitworth Scott
Bournemouth, United Kingdom 1898 · 1972
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre was the first relevant work allocated to a female architect in a public call for tender; in addition, it was one of the first buildings designed under the parameters of the Modern Movement.