Monday, August 01, 2016

New Book Soon Available: "100 Midcentury Chairs: And Their Stories", by Lucy Ryder Richardson

This is a stylish and informative guide to the best of Midcentury Modern chair design. These are the top 100 most interesting, most controversial, or simply most beautiful chairs from the period spanning 1930-1970. Compiled by Lucy Ryder Richardson and Petra Curtis, the expert curators behind Modern Shows, this is a stylish and informative guide to the best of Modern chair design. Get to know the designers of the Modern era, and find out about the controversies, drama, gossip and intrigue that accompanied these fascinating figures. Featuring a range of international designers, including Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Ernest Race, Arne Jacobsen , Pierre Paulin, Finn Juhl, Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen and Norman Cherner. There is also an exploration into materials, manufacturing processes and lots of information about the manufacturers that brought chair designs to the masses, such as Knoll, Herman Miller, Fritz Hansen. Packed full of design details, historical facts, quotes and anecdotes - you can even find out the position in which the designers intended you to sit in their chairs. With a 'chair timeline', showcasing the very best of European, Scandinavian, Japanese and American design, this is the perfect book for collectors, enthusiasts and design junkies alike.

Buy at: (from september 8, 2016)