he volume that every design addict dreams of having on his bookshelf has finally arrived. The Atlas of Furniture Design, edited by Matteo Kries and Jochen Eisenbrand of the Vitra Design Museum, is the new bible of the design world.
This book, set to be published in 2019 (although it’s available to pre-order now), includes over 1.700 objects designed by the most influential designers (546 in fact) of the last 230 years. Created to help you find your way in the world of design, this atlas if full of drawings, illustrations, sketches, photographs of interiors and essays as well that illustrate, every time, the different social and historical contexts that have influenced design.
In over 1000 pages, you have furniture from the nineteenth century made in curved wood and metal, drawings from the Art Nouveau and Secession movements, sketches from the masters of Modernism such as Le Corbusier or Marcel Breuer, postmodern furniture and contemporary pieces too designed by likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Ettore Sottsass, Philippe Starck and Jasper Morrison. In addition, the book has a wealth of information on firms and materials (there’s a glossary too), accurate biographies of the key players of the world of design and of the main current events.
So, this is a real encyclopaedia on design that presents you with an unprecedented overview of the history of modern furniture as well as offering an in-depth analysis on the entire subject, everything you have ever wanted to know (or didn’t remember) on the world of design.