Margarete (Grete) Lihotzky. Design for a bookcase with blackboard and writing surface. 1935-36
Lihotzky approached the design of children’s furniture with the same rationalism and economy of means as she did her architecture. The furniture, geared to children’s sizes and relative dexterity, was robust and hygienically finished with washable paint, linoleum, and blackboard panels. Printed versions of the designs–with guidelines for construction from easy-to-assemble, standardized elements–were distributed throughout the Soviet Union.
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