This Must Be The Place, an exhibition by Charlie Warde, forms part of the artist’s 2013 Residency at 2 Willow Road, part of the National Trust’s London Project. Consisting of community projects organised for the residents of North Kensington’s iconic Trellick Tower, Warde’s print-based work, and contributions from soundscapist James Torrance, the show is a celebration of Ernö Goldfinger’s utopian drive to build for a better world.
2 Willow Road is a unique Modernist home, designed in 1939 by architect Goldfinger for himself and his family. With surprising design details that were ground-breaking at the time and still feel fresh today, the house also contains the Goldfingers’ impressive collection of modern art, intriguing personal possessions and innovative furniture.
Warde’s works have been installed over two rooms to echo design decisions made by the architect. Materials and finishes reflect the contents of this ‘Personality House’ and reference its status as a shrine to all things Goldfinger.