Gropius House

Isokon Gull

Isokon began in 1931 with Jack Pritchard (1899-1992) its visionary founder. Isokon is a contraction of “Isometric Unit Construction.” that Prichard felt evoked the European modernism and that he was keen to bring to pre-war Britain. He wanted Isokon to make houses, flats furniture and fittings in units. Bauhausler Egon Riss designed the Gull to hold books, magazines, and newspapers. Very few of either the Donkey (located in the Study) or Gull were ever made due to the outbreak of war soon after, so they are very rare.

Photograph by John Russo.