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A stylish and informative guide to the best of Midcentury Modern chair design. These are the top 100 most interesting- most controversial- or simply most beautiful chairs from the period spanning 1930-1970- according to expert curator and chair addict Lucy Ryder Richardson.Get to know the designers of the Modern era- and find out about the controversies- drama- gossip and intrigue that accompanied these fascinating figures. Featuring a range of top international names- including Robin Day- Charles and Ray Eames- Ernest Race- Arne Jacobsen- Pierre Paulin- Finn Juhl- Harry Bertoia- Ero Saarinen and Norman Cherner.There is also an exploration into materials and manufacturing processes- plus lots of information about the manufacturers that brought chair designs to the masses- such as Knoll- Herman Miller- Fritz Hansen and Asko. Packed full of design details- historical facts- quotes and anecdotes - you can even find out the position in which the designers intended you to sit in their chairs! With a chair timeline- showcasing the very best of European- Scandinavian- Japanese and American design- this is the perfect book for collectors- enthusiasts and design junkies alike.Word count: 50-000... Please click here to ask a question
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