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Plywood Exhibition at the V&A

Moulded plywood chair designed by Grete Jalk, 1963. Photograph © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The V&A explores materials once more in their new exhibition Plywood: Material of the Modern World which opened on the 15th July. Drawing from range of disciplines, it follows the creation of plywood and all of its many functions, from building cars, aeroplanes and buildings, to the more familiar undulating lines of bent plywood furniture. Mastered by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, the exhibition presents a number of drawings and objects on his renowned work in plywood.

Plywood:Material of the Modern World is free for all, and open to the public until 12th November 2017.

Image: Moulded plywood chair designed by Grete Jalk, 1963 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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