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The House that Breuer Built

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The House That Breuer Built

An illustrated talk about the interior of Crofton Gane’s house in Bristol by Cleo Witt.

Bristol Guild Cafe 19.00 - 20.30

In 1935 Crofton Gane (1877 - 1967) was looking for a new house in a hurry and he settled on an ordinary house in Clifton, “indistinguishable from thousands of its kind built during the last twenty five years.” This talk explores his brilliant idea to make it into a show house for modern interior design, harnessing the genius of Marcel Breuer to remodel it.

Cleo Witt will take us back into this remarkable series of interiors, which she first explored in 1976 for the exhibition Furniture by Godwin and Breuer at the then Bristol City Art Gallery. Much which was then in the house has changed, but several pieces of furniture and a sample of the daring industrial light-shades came to the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery in 1976, the radiogram went to the V & A, and the Gane Trust and KSC have rescued several other pieces which are now the stars of our exhibition The Bauhaus in Bristol.

This is a house which gives a wonderful impression of the lightness and ease which modern design brought to the people who were daring enough to go with Gane – and it had a profound effect on some of them. As a Gane client put it in 1938: “Our modern furniture gives us constant pleasure: we feel that we are up-to-date and progressive”.

Tickets £10 students/unwaged £5

Image: Architectural Press Archive/RIBA Collections Ref RIBA51640

House for Crofton E. Gane, Clifton, Bristol: the drawing room, 1935 Photographer Dell & Wainwright





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