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Fifty chairs that changed the world

Author: Michael Czerwinski; Design Museum (London, England)
Publisher: London : Conran Octopus, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? This book imparts that knowledge, listing the top 50 chairs that have made a substantial impact in the world of design. Fifty Chairs That Changed the World switches the scene indoors, taking an up-close look at the chair designs-from Thonet's elegantly workaday bistro chair no. 14, of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Czerwinski; Design Museum (London, England)
ISBN: 9781840915402 1840915404
OCLC Number: 423598578
Notes: At head of title: Design Museum.
Includes index.
Description: 106 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Side chair no. 14, 1859 --
High-backed chair for Miss Cranston's tea rooms, 1900 --
Armchair for the Purkersdorf Sanatorium, 1904-5 --
Sitzmaschine, c.1905 --
Chair no. 728 for the Cabaret Fledermaus, 1907 --
Red/blue chair, 1917-18 --
B3, 1925 --
Cantilever, 1926 --
Transat, 1927 --
B32, 1928 --
Barcelona, 1929 --
Paimio lounge chair, 1930-1 --
Stacking stool model no. 60, 1932 --
Zig-zag, 1932-4 --
Chair no. 406, 1938-9 --
Landi, 1939 --
LCW (lounge chair wood), 1945 --
LAR, DAR and RAR, 1948 --
Antelope, 1950 --
DKR wire mesh chair, 1951 --
Diamond, 1952-3 --
Rocking stool, 1954 --
Model 3107, 1955 --
Tulip, 1955-6 --
Eames lounge chair --
the 670, 1956 --
Mezzadro, 1954-7 --
Superleggera, 1957 --
Polyprop, 1962-3 --
Universale, 1965-7 --
Blow chair, 1967 --
Sacco, 1968 --
Panton, 1968 --
Up5 Donna, 1969 --
Birillo, 1971 --
Synthesis 45, 1971 --
OMKSTAK, 1971 --
Wiggle side chair, 1972 --
Supporto chair, 1979 --
Rover, 1981 --
Queen Anne chair, 1985 --
How high the moon, 1986 --
Plywood chair, 1988 --
S-chair, 1991 --
Louis 20, 1991 --
Aeron office chair, 1992 --
FPE chair, 1999 --
Air-chair, 1999 --
Tree trunk bench, 2000 --
Samourai, 2002 --
Chair_one, 2003.
Other Titles: 50 chairs that changed the world
Responsibility: Design Museum ; [text written by Michael Czerwinski].

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Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? This book imparts that knowledge, listing the top 50 chairs that  Read more...

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