The Simple Heart of Plywood
The Simple Heart of Plywood, published by 1934, is the first book to showcase the work of British furniture maker Gerald Summers. His small workshop, based in West London, Makers of Simple Furniture operated for less than 10 years from 1931 up until the outbreak of WWII. The company went bankrupt as the import of Estonian birch plywood became restricted.
The design of the book showcases Summers' work across a range of tactile paper stocks with a mix of single- and full-colour printing. The typography and layout reflects on the artisan style of Summers' furniture,