Modernist Matchboxes

Modernist Matchboxes is our new collection of handsome matchboxes to use, collect and share. Featuring striking illustrations by Paul Catherall, the collection begins with London's Barbican Estate, Trellick Tower and National Theatre. More architectural masterpieces illustrated by Catherall to follow soon.

Purchase Collection

Modernist Matchbox No 1

The first in our collection is Ernő Goldfinger's Trellick Tower, 1968–72. Available to purchase now.


Modernist Matchbox No 2

The second in our new collection is Chamberlin, Powell and Bon's Barbican Estate, 1962–82. Now shipping.


Modernist Matchbox No 3

The latest addition to our Modernist Matchbox collection is Denys Lasdun's National Theatre. Now available.

  • Goldfinger’s storied Trellick Tower housing in London

    Explore one of the UK’s most famous and storied high-rises.

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  • Understanding Brutalist architecture in London today

    Chart how the Brutalist movement travelled from optimism to controversy.

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  • Meet Paul Catherall

    Our Modernist Matchboxes feature illustrations by Paul Catherall. Learn about his work and inspiration.

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