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1000 Chairs. Revised and updated edition

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Sit back, relax, and survey some of the most iconic chairs in history. A must for design addicts and collectors alike, this dependable compendium presents each chair alongside essential information about the designer and their work, from Alvar Aalto to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style. This recently refurbished edition traverses archetypal seats of the 1800s right up to the most innovative designs of today.
Hardcover5.5 x 7.7 in.2.22 lb664 pages
“The ultimate reference book for anyone interested in knowing the what, where, who, why and how of the most iconic chairs from the last two centuries.”
Red Magazine
1000 Chairs. Revised and updated edition

1000 Chairs. Revised and updated edition


Take a Seat

An overview of exemplary chairs

More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designer. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact; each element reflects the stylistic consciousness of an era.

From Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto to Verner Panton and Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, the history of the chair is so complex that it requires a comprehensive encyclopedic work 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. Early designers and pioneers of the modern chair are presented alongside the most recent innovations in seating.

This dedicated compendium displays each chair as pure form, along with biographical and historical information about the pieces and their designers. An illuminating tome for design aficionados and an essential reference for collectors.
The authors

Charlotte and Peter Fiell are well-known design authors having written over sixty books on the subject. Among their various areas of specialization is the realm of transportation design in all its diverse forms. The Fiells have lectured widely, guest taught courses, curated exhibitions, and consulted manufacturing companies, museums, salerooms, and major private collectors around the world. Together, they have written numerous TASCHEN books.

1000 Chairs. Revised and updated edition
Hardcover14 x 19.5 cm1.00 kg664 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-6369-7

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)

ISBN 978-3-8365-6370-3

Edition: Multilingual (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)
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13 Ratings

Great book

Zoltan,November 15, 2021
Great book if you are interested in chairs. Well written, photographed and researched. Very useful for researching furniture design.

Story of Design, simple useful and concise. Essential.

MaY,November 5, 2021
One word: must-have.


Francis,October 27, 2021
I have been a fan if taschen for many years. This book is another of those fab books that cover everything from A to Z about a particular design topic.

super edition

Edo,October 27, 2021
sitting on a design chair to appreciate the other 999 beautiful chairs into the book

A fantastic resource for designers

James,October 27, 2021
As a furniture designer, 1000 Chairs is a beautiful resource. I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking to understand the form.