WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring IMAGES courtesy of Phaidon
The editors at Phaidon, together with design experts, have put together a 656-page book dedicated to showcasing the world’s most influential and iconic chair designs, from Thomas Heatherwick creations to elephant-inspired seats.
Chair: 500 Designs That Matter takes the reader on a journey through history, looking back at 500 chair designs by date of manufacture.
“This book contains 500 chairs that we consider really matter,” says the Phaidon team in the book’s introduction. “They may have achieved their place in our collection because of their innovative design, the groundbreaking material or technology used in their production, or for their unusual shape, colour or texture.”
The book is available locally at selected bookstores nationwide, including Exclusive Books.
For more information, visit uk.phaidon.com.