Manifold were invited by the National Trust to explore the homes of two giants of architecture, art and design. William Morris and Ernő Goldfinger made places for themselves embodying their distinct values. We have responded with This is How to Live: parallel site-specific exhibitions that examine the material and contextual situation of Red House and 2 Willow Road.
William Morris and Ernő Goldfinger created homes for themselves that embody their distinct values – how they thought we should live. Their houses speak of wider ideological and cultural movements through the intimacy of the home, coloured by the time capsule-like conservation environment.
This project, our first group show, has been a catalyst for us to experiment with unfamiliar materials and techniques. Our multi-disciplinary responses to the two men, their ideas and these buildings show a broad range of personal perspectives within art and design.
See some of our work in progress here soon, photographed by Jo Underhill.