Furniture by Architects

Furniture by Architects

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0 0 1 159 910 The Images Publishing Group 7 2 1067 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-AU JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:qTable Normalq; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:qq; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Cambria;} Furniture by Architects reveals how the same fundamental principles used in building design can be applied on a much smaller scale, resulting in pieces of furniture that embrace function, beauty and context to become objects of art. For centuries, architects have turned their hand to custom furniture in a practice that has resulted in a number of iconic designs, including the timeless Eames Lounge and Ottoman and the ubiquitous Barcelona chair created by Mies van der Rohe for his acclaimed Barcelona Pavilion. Furniture by Architects beautifully illustrates bespoke design by some of the worlda€™s leading architects, who are increasingly designing furniture as clients seek interiors customised to specific needs. Foster + Partnersa€™ 520 Armchair for Walter Knoll has the texture and comfort found in a traditional leather armchair, while the Liquid Glacial Dining a Coffee Table by Zaha Hadid Design, made from polished clear Plexiglas, capture the spirit of her architecture, with their distinctive fluid lines, revealing the waves and ripples below the surface.It represents a natural extension of architectural design, expressing the ideas of arch, beam, compression, rhythm and ... The lounge prototype was hand- constructed by Swatt using wood dowels for the main body of the chair and wood planksanbsp;...

Title:Furniture by Architects
Author:Driss Fatih
Publisher:Images Publishing - 2013-09-30


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