Adjust the interface to make it easier to use for different conditions.

Isokon chaise longue

<i>Isokon</i> chaise longue

born Hungary, active Europe and USA, 1902−1981

Isokon chaise longue

Birch, bent and laminated; molded plywood

88 x 58 x 80 cm
Manufactured by Isokon Furniture Company, London, mid-1930s,

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

Accession number:


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.


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