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It was generally thought that people who wanted to read this kind of literature would be willing to pay the high-price of a hardback and that people who wanted cheap books would only be interested the ‘trashy’ pulp fiction already available. In 1935 they launched their first ten books which included titles such as Agatha Christie’s Penguin Donkey bookcase, designed by Egon Riss and Jack Pritchard for the Isokon Furniture Company, plywood, London, 1939. Several of the original designs for the Donkey are held in the V&A’s Prints, Drawings and Paintings Collections.
In this version the moulded plywood piece that forms the magazine slot does not curve over the top of the pannier sections which leaves the top shelves as a flat surfaces.
This is one of Riss’s designs for a handy little drinks cabinet known as the Bottleship.
This post will look at the Penguin Donkey bookcase which was designed by the Viennese émigré Egon Riss (1901-64) for the Isokon Furniture Company.
Founded in 1935 by Jack Pritchard (1899-1992) the Isokon Furniture Company was one of the few British companies truly devoted to modernism.