Artisan Design Collectible Furniture in the Digital Age
This complete overview of contemporary studio furniture celebrates the achievements of an international selection of designers producing works of individual artistic expression that sit as comfortably in museums as they do in domestic settings. Featuring more than 400 exemplars, from finely finished tables and chairs made from natural materials to experimental furniture that straddles the boundary between craft and art, this is the only comprehensive survey of its kind. Structured by type of object and maker, the book also showcases the home interiors of makers and collectors, in which crafted furniture is used to create highly personal environments.
Personalization and exclusivity in design have become increasingly prized in a world that is turning back to the values of authentic craftsmanship. This richly illustrated guide will be essential reading for all design connoisseurs, collectors and anyone interested in bespoke furniture design.
With 680 illustrations in colour
Biographical noteJudith Gura is a design historian and author whose books include Guide to Period Styles for Interiors, A History of Interior Design (co-author), Design After Modernism: Furniture and Interiors, 1970–2010, and Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the 21st Century. She is on the faculty of The New York School of Interior Design, has taught at Pratt Institute and FIT, and lectures frequently about contemporary design and furnishings. She is a contributing editor to Art + Auction, has curated exhibitions at the New York School of Interior Design and worked on exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum and the Whitney Museum.