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Books: Fifty Chairs That Changed the World

Fifty Chairs That Changed The World lists the top 50 chairs that have made a substantial impact in the world of design today. It includes design classics from Thonet’s 1870 Side Chair to Konstantin Grcic’s Chair_One. It is possible to trace a remarkable complete history of design in the last 150 years through a sequence of chairs. The Design Museum values its collection of contemporary chairs, and this book provides an introduction into 50 of the key chairs that have shaped the story of design.

Fifty Chairs That Changed the World – The Design Museum, Hardback, 202 x 152 mm,
112 Pages, Published by Conran Octopus Ltd,
ISBN: 9781840915402

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009


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3 Responses to
“Books: Fifty Chairs That Changed the World”

  1. Robin Says:

    Libeskind's pretentious "Spirit House Chair" hardly changed the world. The only thing it is likely to generate is back problems. It is a joke.

  2. Harrison Says:

    The only thing that is a joke is that you think that a chair's design should be solely about comfort. The mere fact that you're talking about it means that it has generated controversy, which is what all good design does.

  3. Blah Says:

    Harrison: I don’t really understand why you think all good design is aimed at generating controversy? Solving problems is the general idea, surely, which seems completely opposed to generating controversy. Maybe if the problem is the lack of controversy over a specific political or social issue, then I would understand, but the aim of designing a good chair cannot be to cause controversy?

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