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Isokon chaise longue

<i>Isokon</i> chaise longue

born Hungary, active Europe and USA, 1902−1981

Isokon chaise longue

Manufactured by Isokon Furniture Company, London, mid-1930s

Birch, bent and laminated; molded plywood

88 x 58 x 80 cm

Gift of Andrew Cogan, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

B97.1132

Arts/Design and Architecture

Jack Pritchard, owner of the progressive modern furniture company Isokon, was so impressed by the popularity of Alvar Aalto’s molded plywood chairs that he invited Marcel Breuer, upon his arrival in England in 1935, to design a similar range. Breuer’s designs for Isokon are all wooden translations of his earlier tubular metal designs.

Exhibitions:

The Design and Architecture Collection, Selected Works, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 25/07/2010 - 31/12/2010