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Limited edition: prototypes, one-offs and design art furniture

Limited edition: prototypes, one-offs and design art furniture

Lovell, Sophie

Limited edition is the new buzzword in furniture design. This title pursues this new trend in furniture design and uncovers its background in meticulous investigative essays based on the author's ongoing interchange with designers, gallery owners, and manufacturers. Limited Edition is the new buzzword in furniture design. The demand for unique pieces is steadily increasing. With prototypes, one-offs and limited product lines, designers are celebrating a cult of individuality for all price classes. 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 an artisanal flavor are turning into coveted objects. Limited furniture series satisfy the collector's thirst for objects that dissolve the boundary between art and design.Limited Edition pursues this new phenomenon and uncovers its background in meticulous investigative essays based on the author's ongoing interchange with key designers, gallery owners, auctioneers and manufacturers. With a rich selection of magnificent images and an attractive layout, it presents the best and most breathtaking pieces by the leading designers

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published Basel: Birkhauser, c2009
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Statement of responsibility: Sophie Lovell
ISBN: 303460890X, 9783034608909
Physical Description: 255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Subject: Industrial / commercial art & design; Other manufacturing technologies; Graphic design; Product design; Furniture design History 21st century.; Home & house maintenance; History of art; Art and Design.; Furniture in art.; Furniture design
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9783764388959

Contents

  1. Introduction.- Prototypes.- One-Offs.- Edition X.- The New Patrons.- Auctions and Attitudes.

Description

Limited Edition ist das neue Schlagwort im Möbeldesign. Die Nachfrage nach Einzelstücken steigt mehr und mehr. Designer zelebrieren mit Prototypen, Unikaten und limitierten Produktserien einen Individualitätskult für alle Preisklassen: Möbel-Prototypen, schon immer Bestandteil des industriellen Enwurfsprozesses, werden jetzt aus der Werkstatt geholt und als Verkörperung eines allerneuesten Trends der Öffentlichkeit vorgeführt. Unikate, exklusiv und mit handwerklicher Note, lassen sich im Global Village mit standardisierten Waren zu begehrten Objekten deklarieren. Limitierte Möbelserien befriedigen den Sammlerhunger nach Objekten, die als Möbelskulpturen die Grenze zwischen Design und Kunst auflösen und so auch eine neue Elite von Design-Galeristen hervorgebracht haben.

Limited Edition spürt diesem neuen Trend im Möbeldesign nach und deckt dessen Hintergründe auf: in sorgfältigen Recherchen, entstanden auf der Grundlage eines kontinuierlichen Austauschs der Autorin mit Designern, Galeristen und Herstellern. Anhand großartiger Abbildungen und in einem reizvollen Layout präsentiert es die besten und atemberaubendsten Stücke der führenden Designer.