The Atlas of Furniture Design - the exhibition catalogue from Vitra Design Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

The Atlas of Furniture Design

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A comprehensive overview of the history of furniture design

The 1,000-page book documents 1,691 objects by over 300 designers and 121 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.

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 collection is made up of pieces from key periods in design history and by the most significant designers and manufacturers of the past 200 years, including early industrial furniture in bentwood or metal, Art Nouveau and Secessionist objects, works by such protagonists of classical modernism as Le Corbusier, Gerrit Rietveld, Charlotte Perriand and Marcel Breuer, postwar figures such as Finn Juhl, Eero Saarinen and Achille Castiglioni, and postmodern and contemporary designers like Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders and Konstantin Grcic, as well as the estates of design legends such as Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton, Alexander Girard, George Nelson and others.

  • Author: Mateo Kries and Jochen Eisenbrand
  • Hardcover: 1008 pages  | 2852 images
  • Date published: November 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3931936990
  • Dimensions: 30.5 x 22.8 cm

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