100 Midcentury Chairs And Their Stories
Chairs can be found in homes, schools, offices and restaurants around the world. As well as being useful, chairs can also be objects of style. Modern designers have brought us such classics as the Antelope chair, the Cherner armchair, the Wishbone armchair, the Barcelona chair, the Diamond lounge chair, the RAR rocking chair, the Tulip chair, the Egg chair and the Butterfly chair.
Compiled by Lucy Ryder Richardson and Petra Curtis, the expert curators behind Modern Shows, this is a stylish and informative guide to the best of Modern chair design. Get to know the designers of the Modern era, and find out about the controversies, drama, gossip and intrigue that accompanied these fascinating figures. Featuring a range of international designers, including Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Ernest Race, Arne Jacobsen , Pierre Paulin, Finn Juhl, Harry Bertoia, Ero Saarinen and Norman Cherner.
There is also an exploration into materials, manufacturing processes and lots of information about the manufacturers that brought chair designs to the masses, such as Knoll, Herman Miller, Fritz Hansen and Asko. Packed full of design details, historical facts, quotes and anecdotes – you can even find out the position in which the designers intended you to sit in their chairs! With a ‘chair timeline’, showcasing the very best of European, Scandinavian, Japanese and American design, this is the perfect book for collectors, enthusiasts and design junkies alike.