Collapsibles : A Design Album of Space-Saving Objects

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This entertaining book takes a quirky look at the world of flexible objects, those items that fold out for use and then fold back in again to save space. Per Mollerup identifies twelve principles of collapsibility and looks at examples of each in turn, before examining collapsibility in furniture of all kinds, from chairs and tables to sofas and storage.Over 500 illustrations bring together design classics, rare historical material, specially drawn diagrams and up-tothe- minute gadgetry in one absorbing and inspiring album.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 210 x 220 x 30mm | 1,138g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • 0500513015
  • 9780500513019
  • 523,426

Table of contents

1. Introduction - A Strategy for Survival; 2. Fold It - A Category is Born; Space Saving; Change, mother of invention; Nature's Own Method; The Function of Collapsibility; The Nons and the Quasis; 3. Mechanics - Classifying Collapsibility; Stress; Folding; Creasing; Bellows; Assembling; Hinging; Rolling; Sliding; Nesting; Inflation; Fanning; Concertina; 4. Furniture - Mobile Functionality; Stools; Chairs; Beds, sofabeds and sofas; Tables; Storage Furniture.
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Review quote

'Small-space owners and gadget fiends will love this little book ... get all your space-saving ideas here!' - Elle Decoration
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About Per Mollerup

Per Mollerup is the Director of Mollerup Designlab, a leading
Scandinavian design firm specializing in corporate identity and
environmental signage, for which it has won the Danish Design Prize
nine times. Mollerup has also written the bestselling design books
Design for Life and Good Enough is Not Enough.
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