Fifty Chairs that Changed the World
Design Museum Fifty
Perfect gift for the design aficionado, students or newcomers to the subject. Published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Design Museum. Fantastic value and collectable series. Carries the authority of the Design Museum bringing serious design knowledge to the general reader. Sales of books affiliated with the Design Museum have surpassed 15,000 copies. (TCM, Nielsen Bookscan)
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.
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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05 Oct 2009
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