Design Museum Fifty Chairs That Changed the World

Design Museum Fifty Chairs That Changed the World

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Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Chairs That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 chairs that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From Thonet's 1870 Side Chair to Konstantin Grcic's Chair_One, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 158 x 214 x 20mm | 421.84g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • Conran Octopus Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 colour photographs
  • 1840915404
  • 9781840915402
  • 108,231

About The Design Museum

The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, entertain, and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture. It demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance. Design is a hugely fertile field of inventive new work, as well as a key component underpinning the modern economy. It provides a means for understanding the contemporary world, and, potentially, for making it a better place.

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Table of contents

Introduction; Side chair No. 14, 1870; High-backed chair for the; Ingram Street Tea Rooms, 1900; Armchair for the Purkersdorf Sanatorium, 1902; Desk chair No. 9, c. 1905; Cabaret Fledermaus chair, 1905-1906; Red/Blue chair, 1918-21; B3 (Wassily) chair, 1925; Transat chair, 1927; Cantilever chair, 1927; B32, 1928; Barcelona chair, Model No. MR90, 1929; Paimio lounge chair, 1930-31; Stacking stools Model No.60, 1932; Zig-Zag, 1932-34; Chair No. 406, 1938-39; LCW (Lounge Chair Wood), 1945; LAR, DAR and RAR; 'mix and match' chairs, 1948; Antelope, 1950; Wire Mesh chair, 1951-53; Diamond chair, 1952-53; Rocking Stool, 1954; Series 7, Model No. 3017, 1955; Eames Lounge chair; No. 670 + Ottoman No.671, 1956; Tulip chair, 1955-56; Mezzadro, 1954-57; Polyprop, 1962-63; Blow chair, 1967; Selene chair, 1969; Universale, 1965-67; Panton chair, 1968-99; Donna Up5, 1969; Birillo, 1969-70; Synthesis 45, 1970-71; Omkstak, 1971; Wiggle Side chair, 1972; Supporto, 1979; Rover chair, 1981; Queen Anne chair, 1985; How High The Moon chair, 1986; S chair, 1988; Plywood chair, 1988; Louis 20, 1991; Aeron, 1992; Jack Light, 1996; FPE chair, 1997; Memo bean bag, 1999; Air-Chair, 1999; Tree Trunk Bench, 2000; Samourai chair, 2002; Chair_One, 2003; Acknowledgementss.

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