Furniture by Architects

Images Publishing

Driss Fatih

  • Furniture by Architects reveals how the same fundamental principles used in building design can be applied at 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.  

    Featuring an introduction that explores the history of architect-designed furniture, from the organic forms of Antoni Gaudis singular vision to the geometric creations of Frank Lloyd Wright, Furniture by Architects showcases furniture designed by contemporary architects working at the cutting edge today to create the iconic pieces of tomorrow.ᅠ

  • ISBN: 9781864705041

    Dimensions: 235mm x 235mm

    Page Count: 208

    Publication Date: Oct 2013 

    Colour: Full Colour

  • Archidose

    The appeal of furniture for architects – both as something to use to improve a space and something to tackle as a design problem – is undeniable. But it's also been said...[More] - Sep 2014

    Books on Art


    What is amazing about the furniture featured in the book is that they capture the spirit of their authors’ architecture. And I guess that’s the biggest fun in the furniture designed by architects...[More] - July 2014


    Sunday Age - Home Style Liftout

    Seating, tables and lighting appear to be particular obsessions, presented in a myriad of reimaginings that are all but conventional. From Zaha Hadid's unmistakable fluid forms to the linear simplicity of Melbourne's own Holt Clifford Designers (their Booktrough remains one of the most ingenious designs around), the book is testimony to how good building design principles, when applied judiciously, can be applied to create smaller things of infinite beauty. - April 2014


    Melbourne Home Design & Living

    Furniture by Architects introduces the reader to a range of innovative and exciting architect- designed furniture pieces. From a table made with a 10,000-year-old fallen red gum log to a sustainable, reusable Christmas tree and a credenza that is lit from within and comprised of 17 acrylic cube-like partitions, the book offers enlightenment about architect- designed furniture and the beautiful projects that can be achieved when function and form successfully unite. - March 2014


    Country Homes Ideas

    This stylish book reveals how the same fundamental principles used in building design can be applied on a much smaller scale, resulting in pieces of furniture that incorporate function and beauty to become objects of art. With a foreword by acclaimed architect and design writer and critic, Stephen Crafti, Furniture by Architects is a fascinating look at the world of custom-made furniture design. - March 2014


    Specifier Magazine

    Transposing their unique visual aesthetic into household items, leading architects have produced exquisite creations that both reflect and adapt their inherent architectural sensibilities. Furniture by Architects exhibits a diverse range of bespoke household items that embrace functionality and go further to create unique works of art. Zaha Hadid's Liquid Glacial Dining and Coffee Table captures the fluidity of her architecture in an almost literal way, with waves and ripples punctuating a clear plexiglass surface, while Foster + Partners take their modern minimalism to a particularly sleek floor lamp. By displaying the lesser known pursuits of these firms, Furniture by Architects explores the diversity and breadth of architectural design. - Dec 2013


    Home Design Magazine

    Some of the most iconic designs in custom furniture have come from the hands of architects. For example, the timeless Eames lounge and ottoman, and the the Barcelona chair created by Mies van der Rohe for his acclaimed Barcelona Pavilion. Furniture by Architects illustrates bespoke designs by some of the world's leading architects, who are increasingly designing furniture as clients seek interiors tailored to specific needs. The book demonstrates 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. - Dec 2013


    Grand Designs Australia Magazine

    Some of the most iconic designs in custom furniture have come from the hands of architects. For example, the timeless Eames lounge and ottoman, and the the Barcelona chair created by Mies van der Rohe for his acclaimed Barcelona Pavilion. Furniture by Architects illustrates bespoke designs by some of the world's leading architects, who are increasingly designing furniture as clients seek interiors tailored to specific needs. The book demonstrates 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. - Feb 2014


    Belle Magazine

    Even if you can't own a building designed by Zaha Hadid, you could (if you were very lucky) have her 'Liquid Glacial' table. Or a 'Flo' light by Foster + Partners. Here you can see what slice of architect heaven you would choose for your home, from the contemporary to the classic. - Feb/March 2014


 





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