Isokon Penguin Donkey Mark 2: Orange
In partnership with Isokon Plus, Penguin brings you three limited edition colours of the Isokon Penguin Donkey Mark 2, with just ten units being made in each colour. The colours correspond to the covers of the Pocket Penguins – each colour representing the language in which the book was originally written.
This image is representative only: please refer to the above Pantone colour for true colour matching.
- Colour: Orange (Pantone 021c)
- Dimensions: 535 x 400 x 395 mm
- Finish: PU lacquer with solid cherry legs and limited edition plaque in stainless steel
- This product is made to order and will take up to 8 weeks to deliver
Isokon Penguin Donkey Mark 2
Jack Pritchard, founder of the Isokon Furniture Company, asked Ernest Race to re-design the original Penguin Donkey and the Isokon Penguin Donkey Mark 2 was launched in 1963. The updated version of the Donkey was advertised as being an …"obliging creature [which] holds up to 90 paperbacks in two panniers… and provides a convenient chairside table for your tray of hors d’oeuvres, coffee cups, glass, ashtray, knitting or anything else you want to keep beside you.”
About Isokon Plus
The Isokon Furniture Company was founded in 1935 by Jack Pritchard, a British entrepreneur and visionary. He believed modern architecture and design had the ability to transform society for the better. Isokon’s designs have endured as among the most important and original of the 20th century. From the initial machining of timber to the final polish, one highly-skilled cabinetmaker sees a batch of products through from beginning to end in Isokon Plus’ London workshop where they are proud to continue the traditions of craftsmanship and manufacturing.
About Ernest Race
Ernest Race, born in 1913, was one of the most inventive and challenging exponents of mid-century British design. He developed an innovative range of aluminium furniture in the post-war years and launched his best-known designs, the BA3 Aluminium Chair and the Antelope Chair, in 1951 for the Festival of Britain. He was asked by Jack Pritchard to redesign the Isokon Penguin Donkey in 1963 and he created the Isokon Penguin Donkey Mark 2 which retained the panniers of Riss’ original design but instead of curves had a linear form with a flat top for use as a side table.