Birch Laminated plywood Each table branded MADE IN ESTONIA, one additionally marked in pencil Isokon Furniture Company
Provenance: Jack Pritchard, United Kingdom Zeev Aram, gifted by the above circa 1965
The Isokon Furniture Company was co-founded by Londoner Jack Pritchard in 1935 to promote modern furniture design within the UK. A follower and devotee of the design principles and aesthetics of the Bauhaus, Pritchard successfully invited Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, to relocate to London in 1934, with Marcel Breuer following shortly thereafter in 1935. An employee of the Venesta Plywood Company, Pritchard envisioned executing this material on modern designs: ‘The principal material to be used in the preliminary work must be plywood…The furniture will be primarily useful and its aesthetic qualities will be due to its form rather than superimposed ornament…’.
Small Table: 33.8 x 61 x 38.6 cm Medium Table:35.3 x 60.8 x 42cm
Produced by Venesta.