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Description - New Chairs by Mel Byars

Chairs continue to captivate the imagination - even people who are not design aficionados love chairs. Though there have been a number of books on classic chairs, contemporary design has been largely ignored. Offering 67 examples of the most intriguing chairs recently created, this book features work by designers whose nationalities range from Thai, French, Israeli, American, British, Canadian, Italian, and German to Danish, Lebanese, Brazilian, Polish, Chinese and Japanese. Chairs by famous names, such as the Campana brothers, Tom Dixon and Marcel Wanders, as well as by lesser-known designers are included. In addition to large-format images of the completed designs, "New Chairs" includes drawings, prototypes, and photographs of manufacturing processes. The background information accompanying each example is complemented by the designers' own words, describing how they arrived at their solutions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856694131
ISBN-10: 1856694135
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 218mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mel Byars

Mel Byars has taught at the Pratt Institute, New York, and is currently a professor at the Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Israel. He is the author of numerous books on design, notably The Design Encyclopedia, and the highly successful series of six volumes, which includes 50 Chairs, 50 Lights and 50 Products.