The sign of the Plywood exhibition. Photo Datalignum
The sign of the Plywood exhibition. Photo Datalignum

30 August 2017

PLYWOOD, material story at Victoria & Albert Museum London, July to 12 November 2017.

“Plywood is an astonishingly versatile material, made by gluing together layers of cross-grained veneers, creating a pliable board than solid wood. Stylist and practical , plywood offers huge possibilities for experimental design, and it has been used to make a wide range of products, from airplanes, boats and automobiles to architecture and furniture."

"V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum) published a book that traces the history of plywood from its use in 18thcentury furniture, through its emergence as an industrial product in the 19thcentury, to a material celebrated by 20thcentury modernists such as Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames. An ideal material for the digital age, plywood has become popular again in recent years and is widely used in contemporary design and manufacture.”
Christopher Wilk is Keeper of the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department at the V&A.

To Curious and the Workers, we recommend that you visit the interesting exhibition, and for more information contact:

Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
Cromwell Road
LONDON SW7 N2RL / United Kingdom
Ph. +44 20 79422000