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Fremdkörper (Ed.)

Modern Furniture presents on 704 pages a retrospective of the most important developments and highlights in furniture design of the past 150 years, beginning with the latest trends for 2011. The spotlight focuses on several individual gems of design, from the most contemporary Heaven series of the Italian manufacturer Emu back to the famous cantilever chair, but also on creations such as laminate and chipboard that we no longer regard as design innovations but have nevertheless greatly influenced the home décor of our times.
Concise texts accompanying the individually featured designs, as well as excurses on selected themes and styles written by experts, round off this benchmark illustrated book.Martin Wellner and Andrea Mehlhose, alias Fremdkörper, established the design studio 1996 in Cologne.

Fremdkörper is active internationally as a design consultancy and designer in the fields of interior design, exhibition design, and graphic design, as well as the corporate identity and corporate design sectors. Following the success of their book ECHT WAHR? Kuriose Meldungen der (dpa), also published by h.f.ullmann in 2007, the authors now reveal their expertise and penchant for furniture design with Modern Furniture.


• Comprehensive overview of furniture design over the past 150 years
• Clearlystructured index of contents
• Indepth essays on selected themes
• Concise information on every piece of furniture
• Discerning excurses on design history written by experts
• Highquality illustrations

Pages: 720
Format: 186 x 240 mm
Cover: hardcover with jacket
Language: Trilingual GB/D/F

ISBN: 978-3-8480-0030-2 (GB)