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Why is a chair a social object? Is sitting a posture dictated by nature? Why do ergonomics often remain a mere catchword? How did the seated society come about? How has the nature of work changed and developed historically? And what findings has Vitra made in its analysis of these and many other questions on the subject of sitting? Growing a Chair provides answers to these and a host of further questions. Many people may not know or be aware of the wealth of ideas, research, advances, deliberations and inexhaustible expertise that goes into each chair. Growing a Chair opens the door to this treasure-trove of knowledge about sitting. Based on careful, solid research, the book examines the office chair in its social, cultural and historical context. Growing a Chair has rich illustrations and an innovative design. In this work, Vitra thoroughly documents the seriousness of what many view superficially as an everyday object of use and provides an insight into the state of its own research and reflections on this matter in an attractive package.
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Book Description Vitra, Weil am Rhein, Germany, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Very good. Paperback Quarto. wraps 243 pp. Seller Inventory # 44380
Book Description Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2006. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Well-illustrated guide to the design of the office chair and the range available through Vitra.243 pages, illustrations (some colour). Slight shelf wear to edges, no inscriptions, tight and square binding. Photographs available on request. All books dispatched same or next working day in robust packaging. Seller Inventory # 010002