The Furniture Machine: Furniture Since 1990

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 1, 2006 - Design - 176 pages
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When did sofas become sexy? From the advent of aspirational design magazines like Wallpaper* to the popularity of interior design shows on television, all signs indicate that we are living in a boom time for furniture design. The Furniture Machine is the first in-depth book-length examination of the major trends and designers in contemporary furniture design over the last 15 years. More than 170 illustrations and designs from cutting-edge designers, including Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, and Marc Newson, illuminate the workings of the furniture industry during this exciting period. Attention is also given to the innovations of Italian manufacturers like Cappellini and B&B Italia, and to the increasing influence of conceptual design, making this an ideal survey for home enthusiasts as well as students of design. When did sofas become sexy? From the advent of aspirational design magazines like Wallpaper* to the popularity of interior design shows on television, all signs indicate that we are living in a boom time for furniture design. The Furniture Machine is the first in-depth book-length examination of the major trends and designers in contemporary furniture design over the last 15 years. More than 170 illustrations and designs from cutting-edge designers, including Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, and Marc Newson, illuminate the workings of the furniture industry during this exciting period. Attention is also given to the innovations of Italian manufacturers like Cappellini and B&B Italia, and to the increasing influence of conceptual design, making this an ideal survey for home enthusiasts as well as students of design.

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Contents

The Changing Landscape of Furniture
6
Appropriation
20
Jurgen
36
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Gareth Williams is the owner of one of the most extensive collections of chess memorabilia in Europe, a collection that includes sets, boards, clocks, cards, prints, photos, ceramics, and more. He is author of The Amazing Book of Chess and is also a regular contributor to Chess Monthly and The Chess Collector magazines.

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