The Atlas of Furniture Design

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The Atlas of Furniture Design

The Atlas of Furniture Design

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We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. With more than 1,000 pages, the »Atlas« will be the most extensive book ever to be published on the topic. In-depth essays provide sociocultural and design-historical context to four historical epochs of furniture design and the pieces highlighted here, enriched by a detailed annex containing designer biographies, glossaries, and elaborate information graphics. In November 2019, the Vitra Design Museum publishes the »Atlas of Furniture Design«, a new comprehensive overview on the history of modern furniture design.

These features make this publication an encyclopedic reference guide and indispensable resource for collectors, scholars, and experts, and without a doubt a book to be treasured by design lovers all over the world. Names such as Ray and Charles Eames, Verner Panton, Marcel Breuer and Le Corbusier all make an appearance, as do movements like Art Nouveau and Classical Modernism.The book documents 1,740 objects by 546 designers and 565 manufacturers, and features more than 2,500 images, from detailed object photographs to historical documentation such as interiors, patents, brochures and reference works in art and architecture. The furniture collection of the Vitra Design Museum comprises more than 20,000 artefacts, around 7000 of which are pieces of furniture. Texts by Mateo Kries, Henrike Buscher, Jochen Eisenbrand, Fulvio Ferrari, Otakar Macel, Jane Pavitt, Ingeborg de Roode, Arthur Ruegg, Deyan Sudjic, Wolf Tegethoff, Carsten Thau and Kjeld Vindum, Gerald W.

In the beginning of November 2019, the Vitra Design Museum published a comprehensive overview on the history of modern furniture design. Featuring over 1700 objects by more than 500 designers and 121 manufacturers, it includes approximately 2800 images ranging from detailed object photographs to historical images documenting interiors, patents, brochures, and related works of art and architecture. This is an absolutely stunning book, beautifully produced and an incredible reference for all those interested in the evolution of furniture design.

But the »Atlas of Furniture Design« can also be enjoyed by readers who prefer to dispense with complex theories and just want to concentrate on each single object. The book presents selected pieces by the most important designers of the last 230 years and documents key periods in design history, including early nineteenth-century industrial furniture in bentwood and metal, Art Nouveau and Secessionist pieces and works by protagonists of classical modernism and postwar design, as well as postmodern and contemporary pieces. This was intended as a gift but as a result of the labels I had to give the book minus its presentation case as could not remove the labels without damaging it. The editors working on it had direct access to the physical objects and had them re-photographed for the collection.



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