Patkua Architects Ice Skating Shelters, Winnipeg (2012)
Patkua Architects Ice Skating Shelters, Winnipeg (2012)

The V&A’s new exhibit, Plywood: Material of the Modern World, which runs from 15 July to 12 November, looks at the interesting role this often-neglected material has played in architecture and design.

Alvar Aalto Armchair, Finland (1930)
Alvar Aalto Armchair, Finland (1930)
British de Havilland Mosquito (1941)
British de Havilland Mosquito (1941) © de Havilland Aircraft Museum
DCM chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames (1947) © Eames Office, LLC
DCM chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames (1947) © Eames Office, LLC

Masters of design, from Alvar Aalto to Charles and Ray Eames, have made use of it, and it has played an important role in everything from aircrafts to the humblest of domestic objects. A fascinating insight into one of the key items that makes up our modern world.

Find out more at: vam.ac.uk