limited edition

limited edition

author: sophie lovell publisher: birkhauser year: 2009 size: 255 pages, 20 x 26 cm ISBN: 978-3-7643-8895-9

http://www.springer.com/birkhauser

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content limited edition is the new phenomenon in furniture design. the demand for unique pieces is steadily increasing. with prototypes, one-offs and limited product lines, designers are making furniture objects outside of , and parallel to, the industrial manufacturing system. furniture prototypes have always been an element of the industrial design process, but now they are being brought from the workshops and presented to the public as embodiments of one of the most exciting creative fields of our age. in the global village with its standardized commodities, exclusive one-offs with and artisanal flavor are turning into coveted objects. the limited furniture series manage to satisfy the collector’s appetite with objects where the boundary between furniture and art dissolve.

limited edition follows this new direction in furniture design and uncovers its background in meticulous investigative essays and manufacturers. as well as new and behind-the-scenes images from some of its leading protagonists, including marc newson, maarten baas, gaetano pesce, tom dixon, studio job, zaha hadid and johanna grawunder, the book contains an equally fascinating collection of works by newcomers and comparative unknowns.

is it for me? this book is well suited to designers and architects, but is approachable enough for the layperson. through its pleasant visuals the book gives a good background into the various designs that are now being used, making for an enjoyable read.

limited edition ‘no rest for the rust chair’, edition of 6 by rolf sachs image © byron slater

limited edition ‘3 equal part chair’, edition of 27 by rolf sachs image © byron slater

limited edition ‘ghost collection: king chair’, edition of 8 and artist’s proofs by design drift image © design drift

limited edition ‘flame swing’, edition of 12 by tom dixon image © tom dixon studio

limited edition ‘archiduchaise’ by xavier lust gallery: carpenters workshop gallery image © carpenters workshop gallery

limited edition ‘dirty thoughts’ chair by rolf sachs image © byron slater

limited edition‘th 14 05 chaise’ by pablo reinoso image © carlos yebra

limited edition ‘sensory deprivation skull’ edition of 10 by atlier van lieshout gallery: carpenters workshop gallery image © carpenters workshop gallery

limited edition ‘tail light’ by stuart haygarth gallery: libby sellers image © stuart haygarth

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