With the opening of an exhibition in the Victoria & Albert Museum about the history of plywood on 15 July 2017 the focus is on this material of the Modern World, as the title of suggests.
Light, strong and versatile, plywood is the surprising material celebrated in this world-first exhibition. Featuring groundbreaking pieces by Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer and Charles and Ray Eames, alongside an incredible range of objects from planes to skateboards, this exhibition tells the story of how this often-overlooked material made the modern world.
Some of the exhibition highlights:
ByAlexByAlex - founded by British designer Alex Swain is based on the North Downs in Surrey and creates pure and minimal products for the home and workplace.
The 'A' Stool in black finished Plywood - see it here
IO Kids DesignCreativity and functionality lie at the heart of the IO Kids Design brand. Our designs combine simple and strict functionalism with playful and elegant aesthetic. After all we believe that little people like beautiful too!
The 'Doodle Box' by IO Kids - a portable storage unit designed to accommodate children’s interest in learning, drawing and creating.
Unto This LastSet-up as an open workshop in Central London, where the furniture is made in front of the public. "Local is Logical": the process allows them to produce with no transport or warehousing costs, and without the risk of overstocking. With direct delivery to their clients we also do away with packaging.
Workshop at Unto this Last (picture by UntoThisLast) - see their products here