Chair – 500 Designs That Matter
This new anthology of chair designs from Phaidon is a collection of 500 innovative, stylish and iconic chairs. It celebrates chairs from the classic to the ridiculous; from chairs that you can imagine sinking into to those that might look impressive but leave you with the idea that they might not be particularly comfortable.
The book is not arranged chronologically but rather pairs chairs so that the similarities in design or influences can be seen side by side. There are chairs by Frank Lloyd Wright, Arne Jacobsen, Ron Arad and Gerrit Rietveld amongst other designers. Beyond the front section of the book which deals with images of the chairs there is an in depth history of each of the chairs and the designers which is arranged year by year.
Hardback. 656 pages.
Measurements: 13cm x 17cm x 5cm