Work and Play
 Behind The Iron Curtain

Twentieth-century Soviet design is the focus of an exhibition that sees GRAD lift the Iron Curtain to reveal a glimpse into the daily lives of those who lived in its shadow. Over 50 colourful designs that emerged from the Soviet Union during the 1950s-80s – including cigarette boxes, children’s toys and an electric blue television set – sees the country at play. While photographs from inside one of the country’s leading industries – Moscow-based ZIL factory – that once produced limousines for the Soviet elite, and domestic appliances for the masses show the employees and machines that produced them at work.

See pictures from the exhibition here 

  • Gallery for Russian Arts and Design
  • London
  • Friday, 20 June 2014
  • Sunday, 24 August 2014
  • June