Inexpensive, easy to mold, and incredibly strong, plywood became a go-to material for child design in the twentieth century. Many designers and production houses experimented with this material to create some of the most interesting pieces of the period. Check out a few of our favorites below!
This classic American piece by Charles Eames & Ray Eames, circa 1946, is made from a single piece of molded plywood: tough for heavy play, but also designed to support a child's growing body. Manufactured by Herman Miller Furniture Company.
Glora Caranica designed this abstract rocker for Creative Playthings in 1970 using bent plywood.
More circle cut-outs adorn this birch rocker from the former USSR. Designed by Albrecht Lange and Hans Mitzlaff, circa 1960.
Thonet's bent plywood chairs were a mid-century staple in child design. This blonde pair was manufactured in France in the 1940s.
This beech plywood child's chair by Kristian Vedel, 1957, features an adjustable lacquered seat.
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