The Atlas of Furniture Design

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The Atlas of Furniture Design

The Atlas of Furniture Design

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Over the past 30 years, the collection of the Vitra Design Museum has been carefully curated and completed to create a comprehensive impression of furniture design of the past two centuries. Atlas of Furniture Design, published by the Vitra Design Museum, provides an in-depth exploration in the history of modern furniture design. The first step was to illustrate the major trends in furniture design from the early nineteenth century to the present. The Atlas of Furniture Design employed a team of more than 70 experts and features over 550 detailed texts about key objects. In the beginning of November 2019, the Vitra Design Museum published a comprehensive overview on the history of modern furniture design.

Mateo Kries, director of the Vitra Design Museum and co-editor of the publication, explains: »The Atlas paints a portrait of our entire collection while simultaneously providing an unprecedented overview of the history of modern furniture. The book touches on a range of subjects spanning the beginnings of industrialization to digitalization, which is becoming increasingly influential in contemporary furniture design.In 2019, the Vitra Design Museum will publish the Atlas of Furniture Design, the definitive, encyclopedic overview of the history of modern furniture design. The furniture collection of the Vitra Design Museum comprises more than 20,000 artefacts, around 7000 of which are pieces of furniture.

The Atlas of Furniture Design is an indispensable resource for collectors, scholars and experts, as well as a beautifully designed object that speaks to design enthusiasts. Mateo Kries, director of the Vitra Design Museum and editor of the book, answers the most important questions. Furthermore, the book contains a complete appendix that includes designer biographies, bibliographies, a glossary of producers and materials, as well as a keyword index.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. The »Atlas« features over 550 detailed texts about key objects as well as in-depth essays that provide sociocultural and design-historical context to four historical epochs and the works themselves.

The editors working on it had direct access to the physical objects and had them re-photographed for the collection. And when questions arose (regarding a bookshelf that needed clever assembly), their representatives in Finland were so helpful and thoughtful. The basis for the Atlas of Furniture Design is the collection held by the Vitra Design Museum, one of the largest of its kind with more than 7000 works. It includes early industrial furniture in bentwood or metal, Art Nouveau and Secessionist pieces, protagonists of classical modernism like Le Corbusier, Gerrit Rietveld, Charlotte Perriand or Marcel Breuer, postwar figures such as Finn Juhl, Gilbert Rohde, Pierre Paulin or Gae Aulenti but also postmodern and contemporary designers like Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders or Konstantin Grcic.Whether as a selection of iconic designs or as a history of styles, a chronicle of evolution or of revolution, a history of objects or of images, or a narrative of domestic habits or of individual designers, this book can be read in a vast range of ways. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. A small number of our brands participate in a biannual seasonal shutdown, which in some cases, can affect lead times. The Vitra Design Museum collection, which counts among the world’s largest of its kind with upwards of 20,000 objects, including over 7,000 pieces of furniture, serves as the basis for »Atlas of Furniture Design«. Texts by Mateo Kries, Henrike Büscher, Jochen Eisenbrand, Fulvio Ferrari, Otakar Máčel, Jane Pavitt, Ingeborg de Roode, Arthur Rüegg, Deyan Sudjic, Wolf Tegethoff, Carsten Thau and Kjeld Vindum, Gerald W.



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