Brockwell Lido's Modern Movement 2011 kicks off tomorrow, April 30th, and will run across the weekend with 20 stalls set up around the pool selling items from the 1920s to the 1970s including lighting, textiles, rugs, vintage furniture, glass and objets d’art. There will also be talks and other activities, including an exhibition/installation from the Camberwell College of Arts' first year 3D degree programme students. The cafe will be serving a barbeque by the pool. All are welcome.
The weekend probably gets its name from the dominant movement in 20th-century architecture, which grew out of the technological innovations of 19th C industrial architecture, which led to a kind of international style of the 1920s and 30s. This has since developed various regional trends. ‘Form follows function’ was one of the MM's principles even if this didn't seem to represent contemporary architecture's preoccupation with proportion, human scale, and attention to detail!