Venesta Plywood Company (1908 - )

On display

Venesta Stool (c. 1930s)

This plywood stool is made up of layers of veneer glued together. This technique was used because it made flexible but strong furniture, perfect for the modernist vision of simplicity and functionality. 

The stool was manufactured by the Venesta Plywood Company, where Jack Pritchard had worked since 1925, and distributed by the Isokon Company, which Pritchard had founded with his wife, Molly, in 1931. These stools were later used in the Marcel Breuer-designed 'Isobar' in the Lawn Road Flats in Hampstead (commonly known as the Isokon Building).