Author(s): Judith Miller
Year published: 2009
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 336
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
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No other item of furniture has been invested with more ingenuity of design, craftsmanship and sheer wow factor than the chair. This title scrutinises more than 100 of the author’s favourite chairs reflecting on their iconic status, designers, historical facts, overall style, design details and ergonomic properties.
The chair is the most ubiquitous design element in the domestic environment, and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one. In “Chairs” Judith Miller scrutinises more than 100 of her favourite chairs reflecting on their iconic status, designers, historical facts, overall style, design details and ergonomic properties. More than 100 chairs have been specially photographed on location and are featured in chronological date order, ranging from early antiques such as the 1680 Wainscot Chair and the 1740 Louis XV Chaise Longue, to modern day collectables such as Marc Newson’s 1988 ‘Embryo’ and Tom Dixon’s 2007 ‘Wingback’. This is not a catalogue; each chair has earned its place as an emblem of style, status, craft and art and is celebrated in this beautifully designed book.