It's impressive enough that this chair is made from a single piece of plywood. It's outright astonishing to learn it was designed and made in the 1930s. According to the UK's Victoria & Albert Museum:
"Designed in 1934 by Gerald Summers and manufactured by his London company, The Makers of Simple Furniture, the chair is made from a plywood sheet consisting of 13 layers of cross-grained veneer."
"The sheet was first cut with four straight lines, which outlined the position and width of the arms and back legs. While the glue between the plys was still wet, the sheet was then pressed in a wooden mould for eight hours. The mould articulated the curve of the chair's legs and arms, leaving only the front legs to be cut out after the moulding process was finished."
"Summers was one of a group of European designers working in the early 1930s to push the formal and structural limits of new furniture materials such as plywood."
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