Book 50 Sad Chairs by Keaggy

Book 50 Sad Chairs by Keaggy

just go to his website, www.keaggy.com, to see all of his projects which he adds to regularly, another of which has been put into the book 50 Sad Chairs and published this past March by BlueQ.

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Keaggy gives voice and humor to the discarded chairs left behind in alleyways and the mean streets, “forgotten forever by their owners and society, until now.”

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010 publishers – Catalogue of the Chair collection of the Delft Technical University Architecture Faculty

Chairs

Catalogue of the Delft Faculty of Architecture Collection

Written by Otakar Mácel, Sander Woertman, Charlotte van Wijk
Photography by Hans Schouten
Designed by Joost Grootens

English
272 pp / 240 x 170 mm / paperback
price € 24.50
ISBN 978 90 6450 619 2
published 2008, recent

Comprising the effort of more than a century of collecting chairs, the Faculty of Architecture of the TU Delft can pride itself on having one of the major furniture collections in the Netherlands. Set up as an educational tool, the collection has offered knowledge about materials, construction and typology to students and designers. In the catalogue, the entire collection of over 240 chairs is presented for the first time. Each object is accompanied by images and a thorough description. Also, the book offers comprehensive texts on key designs in the collection, showing the diversity of the collection which consists of world famous designs, 17th, 18th and 19th century designs, everyday household chairs and rare pieces of furniture that have never been published before. Among the designers presented are Verner Panton, Gerrit Th. Rietveld, Hendrik Petrus Berlage, Jean Prouvé, Marcel Breuer and Droog Design.

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Lucky the collection was not burnt when the faculty building burnt down.

Every Chair At the Visual Studies Workshop by Luke Strosnider

Every Chair At the Visual Studies Workshop by Luke Strosnider

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Project Vitra Book

The Project Vitra book features many many chairs and gives insight to a significant part of the history of chair design and the interaction between architecture and chair design.

project vitra editors: cornel windlin and rolf fehlbaum
publisher: birkhäuser year: 2008
size: 396 pages
ISBN: 978-3-7643-8593-4  Springer and Vitra
designboom rating: project vitra is based on the conviction that everyday life holds great potential for inspiration and aesthetic enjoyment, and that design can discover and develop this potential. content after 50 years, vitra has arguably become of the most well known furniture manufacturers in the world. the company began in 1957 by producing furniture by ray and charles eames and george nelson in a small town outside of basel, switzerland. over time, the company has become much more than just a manufacturer, as this book demonstrates. ‘project vitra’ captures the company’s 50 year history, while also looking into the future and the next 50 years. as such, the book serves as an archive, an examination and a preview. through images, texts and drawings, ‘project vitra’ explores the various individual elements that have played a role along the way. each element is given its own chapter: sites, products, authors, museum, collections, signs, chronology and glossary.

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Confronting the Chair by Martino Gamper

Describing his 100 chairs in 100 days project

via www.gampermartino.com