From the fastest aeroplane of WWII, the de Havilland Mosquito, to the downloadable self-assembly WikiHouse, more than 120 objects will be brought together in an exploration of how this often overlooked material has helped create the modern world. Used to construct everything from a tube to house an experimental elevated railway in 1867 New York to hatboxes, surfboards and skateboards, plywood has been embraced by designers, architects and engineers. This exhibition explores the near-ubiquitous material’s global impact and history from the 1850s to the present day. Coupling objects drawn from the V&A’s world class furniture, design and architecture collections with significant loans from across the globe. Find out more about the ‘Plywood’ exhibition from the V&A’s website.
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