Once Upon a Chair by Gestalten

once upon a chair

Studio Scrap stools and Provisional bench at Once Upon a Chair. Design Beyond the Icon.

Once Upon a Chair. Design Beyond the Icon

Editors: R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, A. Kupetz, S. Moreno

Language: English
Release: September 2009
Format: 22,7 x 28,1 cm
Features: 272 pages, full colour, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-256-0

Once Upon a Chair is an international up-to-the minute survey of contemporary furniture design. The book captures the zeitgeist of this rigorous industry by examining current trends and presenting pioneering examples by the world’s most influential designers and emerging talents. The collected works indicate a recognisable shift towards progressive responsible designs that make a social impact and the revival of artisanal craft. It further explores how designers are focusing more on process-driven and storytelling concepts as well as the continuing flirtation with material and technological experimentation.