The idea to publish an encyclopedic book on the topic of furniture design existed within the team of the Vitra Design Museum since the 1990s. Now, it is done. What is unique about the Atlas of Furniture Design?
With more than 1,000 pages, the »Atlas« will be the most extensive book ever to be published on the topic. It features more than 2,800 illustrations, from object photographs to design sketches and interiors as well as patents, brochures, art, architecture, and portraits of the designers. To date, no other book has analyzed and documented the history of furniture design with such a comprehensive and scientific approach. What also makes the atlas unique is the wealth of information on multiple levels. You not only have detailed texts on individual objects, but also essays, glossaries of manufacturers and materials, biographies and of course – something no such encyclopedia should be without – detailed infographics, including various timelines on the development of design worldwide or the evolution of ground-breaking furniture types such as the cantilever chair or the Monobloc.
- 1028 pages
- product of over 20 years of research
- documenting 1740 objects designed by > 540 designers
- featuring over 2800 illustrations
- a meticulously crafted book for design enthusiasts
Size: 229 x 305mm (9 x 12 in)