Work and Play Behind the Iron Curtain examines the changing face of Soviet design from the 1917 Revolution to Perestroika. The exhibition brings together over fifty key objects featuring the quirky, colourful and often charming design style that emerged from the 1950s in the Soviet Union. The preceding period, bound by more severe, functional principles, is examined through models and photographs from the famous ZIL factory, which produced both armoured trucks and domestic appliances. Part of GR
Runs until 24 August 2014. Mon-Fri 11am–7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. Free admission.
GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design, 3-4a Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JB
Friday 20 Jun 2014