The Best Tables, Chairs, Lights: Innovation and Invention in Design Products for the Home
"Hundreds of color photographs, many taken especially for this book, reveal state-of-the-art of tables, chairs and lights as they have been distinctively interpreted by some of the most talented and accomplished designers in the world. Their work presses the boundaries of imagination, art and design." "The book shows how, during the last few decades, a shift has occurred from the manipulation of traditional materials through traditional means to the experimentation and exploration of advanced materials through advanced means. However, the use of established media (such as wood, metals and stone) had not been abandoned, merely rethought and reconfigured with imagination." "This book features the work of designers worldwide - including those from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, France, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Japan, Scandinavia, Spain, and the USA." "The work is presented through the means of a clear, colorful coded graphic system that was developed by Mel Byars especially for RotoVision. This organizes the examples into easy-to-find categories."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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25mm diameter acrylic aesthetic Alberto Meda aluminum armchair Designer assembly attached back legs back rest base bottom Campana Brazilian carbon fiber ceiling chair Designer chromium-plated colors compact fluorescent configuration created Date of design designer Date designer's diffuser disks Droog Design E14 incandescent edge end user epoxy example fabric fiberglass flat folding frame France Date French furniture German Germany Date glides glue glued Grumello del Monte halogen hanging light Designer height inserted Italian Italy Date lamp layers leather lighting fixtures Manufacturer materials metal molded Nomex Noviglio nylon object painted pedestal Philippe Starck plastic plywood polyamide polycarbonate polyester polypropylene polyurethane production Q design recycled resin Ron Arad rubber sconce screws seat sections shape sheet side table Designer socket Spain Date stacking chair stool surface table light Designer traditional tubular steel U.S.A. Date underside upholstery varnish Vitra wall welded wired wood