Explore This Collection of the World’s Most Innovative and Inventive Chairs Phaidon has released a book that collects 500 essential, and incredibly varied, different designs of one of the most versatile platforms for design experimentation and innovation of any everyday object: the chair. Chair: 500 Designs That Matter charts chairs from designers all over the world and across time, among them Marcel Breuer, Lina Bo Bardi, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Hella Jongerius, Marc Newson, Gerrit Reitveld and Hans Wegner, as well as many others. Their smart survey considers material, texture, colour, shape and technology, and makes for a unique imprint of design history from an interesting perspective. “Throughout history, the chair has presented designers the world over with infinite opportunities to experiment with new methods and materials within the set parameters of an object that is primarily there to serve a practical purpose. Chair: 500 Designs that Matter celebrates the humble chair as never before, from early examples to today’s cutting-edge creations. It invites you to sit back and be taken on a journey through the creative imaginations of hundreds of internationally renowned designers.” “Curated with professionals and aficionados in mind, each chair has been chosen either for its innovative design, the ground-breaking material, the technology used in its production, or its unusual shape, colour or texture. This expansive book includes zig-zag chairs and ball chairs; chairs made from waste pleated paper and chairs composed of stuffed cuddly toys; chairs in the shape of ponies, coconuts, eggs and ants; chairs made of glass and hemp; luminous chairs; antique Gothic chairs, and even chairs you can spin around in.” Table Bench Chair, 2009 Designed by Kim Colin & Sam Hecht Brand: Established & Sons Wassily Chair, 1926 Designed by Marcel Breuer Brand: Gavina/Knoll Heart Cone Chair, 1959 Designed by Verner Panton Brand: Vitra Wood Chair, 1988 Designed by Marc Newson Brand: Cappellini Stitch Chair, 2008 Designed by Adam Goodrum Brand: Cappellini Ribbon Chair, 1966 Designed by Pierre Paulin Brand: Artifort Elephant Seating, 2003 Designed by Ben Ryuki Miyagi Brand: Ben Ryuki Miyagi Design Due Più Chair, 1971 Designed by Nanda Vigo Brand: Conconi Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Comment comments policy - Please don't leave racist, homophobic, sexist or other offensive comments. - Please don't use any offensive words. - Please don't use this comments section for self promotion. - Please don't get too personal.