Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Penguin Donkey Bookcase

Penguin Donkey Bookcase

twentytwentyone in the UK has three versions of the Penguin Donkey: the original version (shown above) designed in 1939 to hold Penguin books, and two revisions designed to allow the donkey to be used as an occasional or side table. You can also see them at the Isokon Plus web site - Isokon being the company that made the original product. Isokon provides information about distributors worldwide.

The Victoria and Albert Museum provides the history of this unusual piece.

(via swissmiss, who in turn found it at Apartment Therapy : the nursery)

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