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1000 Chairs. Revised and updated edition

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.36 lb, 664 pages
US$ 20
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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.

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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 & Peter Fiell are well known design writers, having written over sixty books on the subject. Among their various areas of specialization are the realms of furniture and industrial design, interior design, product architecture, and visual communications. 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. Revised and updated edition
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.36 lb, 664 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-6369-7
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
ISBN 978-3-8365-6370-3
Multilingual Edition: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!

Customer reviews (12)

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 05, 2021
One word: must-have.

Fabulous

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.

Illustrating a Multitude of Attractive and Comfortable Ways to Take a Seat

Michael, October 27, 2021
Creativity and materials explode in a kaleidoscope of elegant, ingenious, attractive and exciting chairs.

Great service

Eveline, October 27, 2021
Great book for a good price and wonderful customer service

Great

Emanuele, October 27, 2021
Love it

Saturated

Elyzaveta, October 27, 2021
Beautiful book, saturated with info and images. All the pages are bright and colorful with a short info section for every object.

1000 chairs

Boris, October 27, 2021
Must have if you like furniture design
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