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1000 Chairs, 1st Ed.

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.67 lb, 624 pages
US$ 20
Sit back, relax, and survey some of the most iconic chair designs in history. A must for design addicts and collectors alike, this dependable compendium presents one chair per page alongside essential information about the designer and the design, from Alvar Aalto to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style.

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1000 iconic chairs

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!
The editor

Charlotte & Peter Fiell are well known design writers, 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. They have also lectured widely, guest taught courses, curated exhibitions, and consulted to manufacturing companies, museums, salerooms, and major private collectors around the world. Together they have written numerous TASCHEN books, including 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A–Z, 1000 Lights and Scandinavian Design. They also edited TASCHEN's Decorative Art series and the 12-volume domus 1928–1999 and have most recently authored the double-volume Ultimate Collector Cars.

1000 Chairs, 1st Ed.
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.67 lb, 624 pages
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Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake

1000 Chairs is always a welcome reference and inspiration, because chairs, like clothes, are closely related to the human skeleton and the movement of the human body.”
Illustration: Robert Nippoldt
1000 Chairs, 1st Ed.
US$ 20