The Hoover Building was built for the Hoover company in the 1930’s.
The design was influenced by Erich Mendelsohn’s work in Germany and the Aztec and Mayan fashions displayed at the 1925 Paris Exhibition.
The Hoover Company evacuated the children of its staff to Canada during the Second World War.
The factory itself manufactured electrical equipment for aircraft and tanks 24 hours a day with staff working in shifts.
The colourful primary colours were repainted and camouflaged and a lookout was set up on the roof, manned by the sales staff too old to go and fight.
Hoover Building, London
7.5″ x 13″ x 6″