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Bottleship Mark 2

Drinks Cupboard
1963 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cupboard, comprising bookcase, magazine rack and cocktail cabinet. The lid folds back to make a table top.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plywood
Brief Description
Bottleship Mark 2, designed by Ernest Race, plywood, London, 1963
Physical Description
Cupboard, comprising bookcase, magazine rack and cocktail cabinet. The lid folds back to make a table top.
Gallery Label
BOTTLESHIP, Mark II Designed by Ernest Race (British, 1916-1964) Manufactured by John Alan Designs for Isokon Furniture Company, London Plywood 1963 This small drinks cupboard was a complete re-design of Egon Riss's moulded plywood, wall mounted holder for two bottles, glasses and magazines of 1939. It was both a small drinks cupboard and occasional table. The new version, part of the attempted re-launch of Isokon, was commissioned from Ernest Race who also designed a new version of the 'donkey'. This example was bought new by Molly Thwaites, Jack Pritchard's colleague at the Furniture Development Council. W.9-1994(1989-2006)
Collection
Accession Number
W.9-1994

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record createdFebruary 1, 2008
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