Raven Row

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Raven Row is a non-profit contemporary art exhibition centre in Spitalfields that is open free to the public, Wednesdays to Sundays. It has been constructed within eighteenth century domestic rooms, onto which 6a Architects have added two contemporary galleries, and it stands on the part of Artillery Lane that was known until 1895 as Raven Row.

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Opening hours

Wednesday to Sunday

Admission charges

Admission free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Ulm Model

  • 5 October — 18 December 2016 *on now

During its short life from 1953 to 1968, the Ulm School of Design (HfG Ulm) in Southern Germany pioneered an interdisciplinary and systematic approach to design education – known as the Ulm Model – that was to become universal. This is the first exhibition in the UK to represent the achievements of the School, including the foundation work in drawings and models by the students as well as the radical designs famously commissioned from the School by corporate clients such as Braun and Lufthansa.

From radiographs and weighing machines to traffic lights, petrol cans, bed frames and kitchenware, the exhibition will gather and correlate objects designed for diverse industries at HfG Ulm. Braun GmbH is providing the exhibition with the last remaining units of their iconic D55 display structure, designed at the School in 1955 to exhibit its modernist reinvention of Braun’s audio sets.

On the face of it, the HfG Ulm had little to do with art. Design work was mostly collectivised and rationalised, the idea of the designer as intuitive ‘artist' emphatically rejected, and the designer's role understood as only one amongst the many specialisms of industrial production. But this exhibition suggests that the School continued the projects of the artistic avant-gardes, especially Constructivism, in that objects were systematically designed to project ideal social relations.

The exhibition is curated by Peter Kapos. Its display furniture is designed by David Kohn Architects.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Raven Row
56 Artillery Lane
Greater London
E1 7LS






020 7377 4300

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