Until November 12 2017, the "Plywood: Material of the Modern World" exhibition, which celebrates for the first time the surprising qualities of this kind of multilayer wood, can be visited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Lightweight, durable and suitable for many uses, this material is considered a true revolution in the modern world. Designers as Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer, Charles and Ray Eames have investigated their potential and versatility. From car parts to aircraft, from furniture to architecture, from craft to the digital world, the innovative character of this wood has allowed the creation of shapes never obtained before the mid-nineteenth century..