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Could Your Home Look Like a Bond Set?
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Did you know Haggerston School in Hackney was build by a James Bond villain?

Okay, I lie, but it was built by Goldfinger.

Erno Goldfinger is a Hungarian-born, London-based architect, who inspired the name of James Bond's most infamous nemesis. He was one of the first in the UK to design aesthetically pleasing buildings using concrete, having been influenced by the work of his French mentor, Auguste Perret.

A key member of the architectural Modern Movement, Goldfinger is best know for his listed residential homes, but between 1964-1965 built his first and only Grade II listed secondary school.

Haggerston School are inviting visitors to discover Erno Goldfinger for themselves in Midcentury Show East. On Sunday 12th October between 10am - 4pm, the school is opening its doors to the public, who will be able to explore the architects bold interiors. Tickets are 8, and also features fifty dealers in midcentury furniture and products to furnish your home. Amongst them, include Saxon from Metro Retro who has supplied furniture for several Bond films. Could your home turn into Goldfinger's lair?
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When: 12th Oct, 10am
Where: Haggerston School
Cost: 8
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