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50 Chairs: Innovations in Design and Materials

Byars, Mel

ISBN 10: 2880462649 / ISBN 13: 9782880462642
Published by Switzerland: RotoVision SA, 1997
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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4to softcover in white glossy wraps with red 'Chair 9' by James Davis and David Walley on front. No edition or printing specified. Near Fine/: Covers exhibit very minor sunning but no chips or tears; Text itself exceptionally clean, bright & unmarked. Introduction by Alexander von Vegesack; Forward; Indices; 158pp. An overview of an amazing collection of contemporary 'machines for seating' detailed via exploded drawings and factory-location photographs. Chairs are divided by materials/components used in manufacturing & design and include wood, metals, plastic, fibers and composites, various materials, articulations and electronics. All chairs are photographed in color and are accompanied by a break-away graphic which breaks down the design into parts with explanatory text. Included here are a cardboard armchair, disc chair, macrame/knotted lounge chair, cotton string armchair, bubble-wrap chair, stretched steel armchair, Miro chair, the Aeron/Herman Miller swivel chair, an articulated 'snap' chair, the electronic 'body sonic' chair, the fanciful Ali Baba chair and more-fifty total.A very nice copy of a terrific resource for designers and design/art historians alike. #50013. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10212311854

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Title: 50 Chairs: Innovations in Design and ...

Publisher: Switzerland: RotoVision SA

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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Photographs and drawings document some of the most distinguished modern chair designs, accompanied by details on the conception and production of some of the most famous examples from the 20th century.

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