The Atlas of Furniture Design

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The Atlas of Furniture Design

The Atlas of Furniture Design

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With more than 1,000 pages, the »Atlas« is the most extensive book ever to be published on the topic. Nothing cheap here, that’s for sure, but this is perfect for special treats, and there’s IKEA for the rest! The book presents selected pieces by the most important designers of the last 230 years and documents key periods in design history, including early nineteenth-century industrial furniture in bentwood and metal, Art Nouveau and Secessionist pieces and works by protagonists of classical modernism and postwar design, as well as postmodern and contemporary pieces. The basis for the Atlas of Furniture Design is the furniture collection held by the Vitra Design Museum, one of the largest of its kind in the world, with more than 7,000 works. The furniture collection of the Vitra Design Museum comprises more than 20,000 artefacts, around 7000 of which are pieces of furniture.

The monumental book examines themes ranging from the early days of industrialization to innovations of the digital era, which play an increasingly important role in furniture design today. In the beginning of November 2019, the Vitra Design Museum published a comprehensive overview on the history of modern furniture design.The editors working on it had direct access to the physical objects and had them re-photographed for the collection. A small number of our brands participate in a biannual seasonal shutdown, which in some cases, can affect lead times.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. That's correct, the primary source for the Atlas of Furniture Design was the collection of the Vitra Design Museum. Texts by Mateo Kries, Henrike Büscher, Jochen Eisenbrand, Fulvio Ferrari, Otakar Máčel, Jane Pavitt, Ingeborg de Roode, Arthur Rüegg, Deyan Sudjic, Wolf Tegethoff, Carsten Thau and Kjeld Vindum, Gerald W. Mateo Kries, director of the Vitra Design Museum and co-editor of the publication, explains: »The Atlas paints a portrait of our entire collection while simultaneously providing an unprecedented overview of the history of modern furniture. In addition to this the book also includes an extensive appendix of designer biographies, bibliographies and glossaries of manufacturers.The Atlas of Furniture Design employed a team of more than 70 experts and features over 550 detailed texts about key objects. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. The basis for the Atlas of Furniture Design is the collection held by the Vitra Design Museum, one of the largest of its kind with more than 7000 works.

And we kept going back to the fundamental question of any collection: what is really important, what has staying power? And when questions arose (regarding a bookshelf that needed clever assembly), their representatives in Finland were so helpful and thoughtful. The book touches on a range of subjects spanning the beginnings of industrialization to digitalization, which is becoming increasingly influential in contemporary furniture design.In 2019, the Vitra Design Museum will publish the Atlas of Furniture Design, the definitive, encyclopedic overview of the history of modern furniture design. The book documents 1,740 objects by 546 designers and 565 manufacturers, and features more than 2,500 images, from detailed object photographs to historical documentation such as interiors, patents, brochures and reference works in art and architecture. This was intended as a gift but as a result of the labels I had to give the book minus its presentation case as could not remove the labels without damaging it. It includes early industrial furniture in bentwood or metal, Art Nouveau and Secessionist pieces, protagonists of classical modernism like Le Corbusier, Gerrit Rietveld, Charlotte Perriand or Marcel Breuer, postwar figures such as Finn Juhl, Gilbert Rohde, Pierre Paulin or Gae Aulenti but also postmodern and contemporary designers like Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders or Konstantin Grcic. With more than 1,000 pages, the »Atlas« will be the most extensive book ever to be published on the topic.



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