The Isokon stool was originally designed and made at the Luterma factory in Tallin, Estonia in the early 1930s, and imported by their British subsidiary Venesta into Britain. Venesta was the workplace of Jack Pritchard, the founder of the Isokon furniture company, and he later included the stool in his Isokon collection. When Estonia was overrun by the Red Army in WWII, the Luterma factory was confiscated and turned over to airplane manufacturing. It was not until 1982, over forty years later, that the stool saw the light of day again, under the production of Isokon Plus. Despite being extremely lightweight, it is incredibly strong, able to take a large weight. Today, the Isokon stool is made from Finnish birch plywood by Isokon Plus in Hackney Wick, east London, exclusively for Skandium.