Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is internet hosting “Plywood: Material of the Modern World” that includes works by Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer and Charles and Ray Eames.
Gentle, robust and versatile, plywood is the shocking materials. Alongside an unimaginable vary of objects from planes to skateboards, this exhibition tells the story of how this typically-missed materials made the trendy world. From homes, chairs and stools, to aircrafts, railways and stitching machines, plywood has left its mark on constructed world simply as a lot as plastic has. The exhibition presents works by the artists Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer and Charles and Ray Eames round plywood.
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (three February 1898 – 11 Might 1976) was a Finnish architect and designer. His work consists of structure, furnishings, textiles and glassware, in addition to sculptures and work, although he by no means regarded himself as an artist, he noticed portray and sculpture as "branches of the tree whose trunk is structure."
Marcel Lajos Breuer (22 Might 1902 – July 1981), was a Hungarian-born modernist, architect and furnishings designer. , Breuer prolonged the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the carpentry store at the Bauhaus into a private structure that made him one of the world's hottest architects at the peak of 20th-Century design.
Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra "Ray" Eames (1912–1988) have been husband and spouse American designers who made important historic contributions to the improvement of trendy structure and furnishings. Amongst their most properly-identified designs is the Eames Lounge Chair. In addition they labored in the fields of industrial and graphic design, high quality artwork and movie.
The exhibition is on view via November 12, 2017 at Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Highway, London, SW7 2RL.
For particulars, go to: www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/plywood-material-of-the-modern-world
Click on on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.