More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a backrest or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era.
From Gerrit Rietveld
and Alvar Aalto
to Verner Panton
to Eva Zeisel
, from Art Nouveau to International Style, from Pop Art
to Postmodernism, the phenomenon of the chair is so complex that it requires a reference work as comprehensive as this 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.
The book devotes one page to each chair
, displayed on its own as pure form, with biographical and historical information about the chairs and their designers. A special treat for anyone who loves design and a must for collectors!