1000 Chairs Special Edition

1000 Chairs –  TASCHEN’s 25th anniversary – Special edition!

More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a back-rest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the colour of the entire artefact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era. From Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto via Verner Panton to Eva Zeisel; from Art Nouveau to International Style, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, the phenomenon of the chair is so complex that it requires a reference work as comprehensive as this to do it full justice. They are all here: Thonet’s bentwood chairs and Hoffmann’s sitting-machines, Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair and Ron Arad’s avant garde armchairs. The book, a slightly abbreviated version of our classic title 1000 Chairs, devotes one page to each chair, displayed on its own as pure form, with biographical and historical information about the chairs and their designers. A special treat for anyone who loves design and a must for collectors!

via TASCHEN Books: 1000 Chairs

Bold Chair by Big Game

Bold Chair by Big Game

cologne and passagen 08: peter/c/neumann gallery —- as part of the passagen events in cologne this year the peter/c/neumann gallery exhibited various designs by international designers.

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Biblio Chaise by Nobody&Co

Nobody&Co at maison & objet —-
Nobody & co. will be showing during maison & objet from january 25- 29 in paris. the italian design studio will be showcasing their ‘bibliochaise’

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Jean Prouvé in London


Jean Prouvee Chair 2

Jean Prouvé at the Design Museum in London.

The Design Museum in London is currently showing an exhibition on the French designer Jean Prouvé titled “Jean Prouvé: the poetics of the technical object”. The exhibition is the UK’s most comprehensive look at the designers influential work. It features both furniture and architecture projects explored through drawings, films and photographs. To accompany the exhibition, the design museum will be opening Maison Tropicale, a prototype house design by Prouvé on February 5th. originally designed in the 1950ies for Colonial West Africa. The house will be installed on the grounds of the Tate Modern. The exhibition will continue running until march 23rd, while the Maison Tropical will be on show until April 13.

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Felt covered Easy Chair by StokkeAustad

Stockholm Furniture Fair 08 / greenhouse: stokkeaustad is the design firm of Jonas R Stokke and Øystein Austad.

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