Chair: 500 Designs That Matter | Phaidon Publishing

The most compelling collection ever of the world's most innovative, stylish, and influential chairs.

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.

"Whether you favour primitive wooden creations, mid-century design classics or cutting-edge contemporary pieces, Chair: 500 Designs that Matter champions the skill behind some of the most prestigious seating designs." - Homes & Antiques

"A fascinating insight into the evolution of this household staple... Aligning the chair designs with their eras makes for thought-provoking and surprising reading."  -English Home

Format: Hardback

Size: 163mm x 123mm (6 3/8" x 7 7/8")

Pages: 656 pp

Illustrations: 500 illustrations