Furniture & Housewares

Selling Good Design: Promoting the Modern Interior

Designers now have at their fingertips an invaluable reference: an illustrated history of modern furnishings and interior design from period rooms of the early twentieth century. Ikea, eat your heart out: Macy's, Lord & Taylor and others designed exhibits in the 1920s with mock living rooms, bedrooms, and even kitchens to display and sell modern furnishings and decorative objects.

Furniture by Design: Lessons in Craftmanship from a Master Woodworker

Furniture By Design is a project book for the woodworker, but one that goes beyond traditional woodworking manuals to teach design concepts through carefully selected, hands-on projects the woodworker builds himself. This book is for the woodworker who is not content merely to build from preset plans; instead, it offers projects that will show how the designs originate and take shape, giving the woodworker the freedom to build anything, with or without plans.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Dining Rooms (Wright at a Glance)

Furnished with high-backed chairs in a room of their own or tucked into a corner of the living room, Wright's dining areas represent some of his most perfectly conceived interior spaces. Frank Lloyd Wright's Dining Rooms pictures more than two dozen of his best designs and traces the changes in his own way of thinking about how people should dine.

By Carla Lind. 60 pages, 28 color photographs, 9 black & white photographs, 5 1/4 x 5 1/4". Casebound book, with dust jacket.


Dish: International Design for the Home

The big design surveys of the past few years tend to have two things in common: a lot of creative design and very few women designers. Dish is here to set the record straight. This exciting collection features new work by over forty emerging and established female designers from over fifteen countries.

Charles and Ray Eames: Designers of the Twentieth Century

Charles and Ray Eames, perhaps the most famous design partnership of twentieth-century America, did pioneering work in furniture, film, architecture, and exhibition design. Out of respect for Charles's wishes, no book on them was published during their lifetime. Now Pat Kirkham interprets their work in depth, probing the lives behind the designs and the nature of the collaboration. In researching this major work, Kirkham had full access to the Eames archive and cooperation from the Eameses' clients and associates.

Chairs Through the Ages: A Pictorial Archive of Woodcuts & Engravings

Here, in a clearly-written, thoroughly researched treatment are over 500  illustrations of chairs in a wide variety of styles and periods: Tudor, Renaissance, Chippendale, Sheraton, Hepplewhite, Empire, American, Louis XIV, more. Brief essays detail the highlights of each style. Introduction. Glossary.


This book is available for purchase. 


Chairmaking & Design

Award-winning designer and builder Jeff Miller shows how key design elements apply to all chairs. He provides a number of useful jig designs to simplify construction. The book includes plans for seven chair projects: dowel, right-angle, child's ladderback, slat-back, neo-classical, cafe style and captain's chairs. 136 photos. 85 drawings.


This book is available for purchase. 


The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design

This work offers a new perspective on one of the most common cultural artefacts, the chair, explaining the history, physiology and politics of how and why we sit the way we do. The chair, ever-present in out habitat, forcefully shapes the social and physical dimensions of our lives.

The Chair: An Appreciation (Design Icons)

In a light-hearted look at how 20th century designers have transformed this everyday item into an object of desire, Colombo discusses how shape, size, colour and ma terials are used in chair design, and asks whether there is an ultimate chair. '


This book is available for purchase. 


Century of Design, A: Design Pioneers of the 20th Century

The 20th century has been unique in the history of art and design, uniting creative imaginations with hi-tech and mass-production methods. The result has been well designed products available to an unprecedented number of people. Many of these objecs have found their way into the world's finest museums, but even more beneficial has been their presence and common use in households around the world.