BIID Tour of the Warner Textiles Archive 26th March 2019
BIID members, plus a guest, are invited on a guided tour of National Trust property, The Homewood to discover how architect Patrick Gwynne put his unique vision into every aspect of the design and details, including the furnishings, to produce an unconventional but luxurious family country villa.
WHAT TO EXPECT
2.30pm arrive Claremont Landscape Gardens for registration
2.50pm receive passes from BIID staff member including entry to venue and boarding pass for minibus
2.55pm travel to venue in minibus
3.00pm interior house tour begins
3.45pm interior house tour ends
3.45pm chance to wander around the gardens
4.00pm first minibus departs
4.30pm last minibus departs
Patrick Gwynne's "Homewood" and garden, was completed in 1938. Building The Homewood when he was just 24, Gwynne acknowledged his sources as Le Corbusier's 'Villa Savoye' and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's 'Tugendhat House'. He designed all the built-in furniture, light fittings and innovations such as ensuites and window mechanisms himself and carried on a highly successful architectural business from the house that he was to live in for 60 years.
In 1946 he restored the house for himself, remodelling the kitchen, and furniture to Gwynne's own design were added over the years. He continually modified the house over time so that it represents design from the 1930s and 1950s to the 1970s.
WHAT YOU WILL LEAVE WITH
Only open Fridays and Saturdays between April and October, this special BIID private tour of The Homewood is not to be missed. The building was his personal masterwork, his home, his office and living portfolio. It's the only other substantial pre-war modernist house with continuity of occupation and contents.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
BIID members plus a guest are invited on this tour. Please remember to book two tickets if you are bringing a guest and book them on your registration to avoid confusion.
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