Sourcebook of Modern Furniture

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 576 pages
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A guide to the most influential furniture and lighting designs of the twentieth century, the Sourcebook of Modern Furniture comprises over 1,200 illustrated entries, cataloging the most distinctive and important creations of renowned designers and architects. The criteria for inclusion include innovative materials and manufacturing techniques as well as successful syntheses of form and function. Arranged by type of furniture or fixture, each illustration is accompanied by the essential details of the design: date, the name of the designer, model name or number, manufacturer, materials, and physical dimensions. A complete list of suppliers and indexes of designers, model names, and manufacturers are included for ready reference. From the 1870 "Corbusier" dining chair designed by Gebruder Thonet and used extensively in early Corbusier interiors, to the latest works of Ron Arad, Nanna Ditzel, Richard Meier, and Philippe Starck in the 1990s, the Sourcebook provides an overview of this century's milestones - essential reference material for interior designers, architects, decorators, collectors, and anyone interested in the history of design.
 

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Contents

DiningConference Chairs
113
DiningConference Tables
195
Hanging Lamps
263
Mirrors
353
Modular Seating
357
Screens
375
Serving Carts
379
Side Tables
383
Stools
445
Storage
461
Table Lamps
497
Wall Lamps
531
Bibliography
549
List of Suppliers
551
Index of Designers
560
Index of Model Names
565

Sofas
405
Stands
443

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Page 550 - McFadden, David Revere. Scandinavian Modern Design 1880-1980. New York: Harry N. Abrams,

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About the author (1997)

Jerryll Habegger teaches at the Harrington Institute of Interior Design in Chicago, Illinois.

Joseph H. Osman, a furniture and jewelry dealer, lives in Ashland, Massachusetts.

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