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Time: 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Dorich House Museum, Kingston Vale, London SW15 3RN
Join us for tours and afternoon tea as we celebrate the opening of the new Studio Café at Dorich House Museum. You will have the opportunity take a guided tour of the Grade II listed house and the works of the sculptor, Dora Gordine. You will also be able to see the spectacular views of Richmond Park and enjoy afternoon tea and cake with your fellow Kingston alumni.
As well as being a great addition to the visitor experience, the new Studio Café will feature chairs from the highly regarded designer and Kingston alumnus, Jasper Morrison. In working with Jasper, the museum has found a timeless, simple and sustainable design that will fit harmoniously into the Museum.
One of London's hidden gems, Dorich House Museum at Kingston University is located a ‘Deer's Leap' from Richmond Park, along Kingston Vale in South West London.
Dorich House is the former studio home of the sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband, the Hon. Richard Hare, a scholar of Russian art and literature. Now Grade II listed, the building was completed in 1936 to Gordine's design, and is an exceptional example of a modern studio house created by and for a female artist. Following Gordine's death in 1991 the house was acquired and renovated by Kingston University and is now open to the public as a fully accredited museum. In the spirit of Gordine's exemplary life and career, the Museum operates as an international centre to promote and support women creative practitioners.
Jasper Morrison graduated with a Bachelor of Design from Kingston University (formerly Kingston Polytechnic Design School) in 1982, then went on to study at the Royal College of Art in London. He has gone on to become a highly regarded designer who works on a global scale, designing furniture, lighting and diverse products from ironmongery to trams. With Morrison's well-established international reputation as a designer, we are delighted to have his design input.
Booking is essential to attend this event.
For further information about this event:
Contact: Kingston University Alumni
Tel: 020 8417 3178
Directions to Dorich House Museum, Kingston Vale, London SW15 3RN:
Kingston University Alumni
Tel: 020 8417 3178