Furniture & Housewares

1000 Chairs

The ubiquitous chair in all its shapes and forms (TASCHEN's 25th anniversary special edition) More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a back-rest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the colour of the entire artefact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era.

50 Tables: Innovations in Design and Materials

Hundreds of color photographs, many taken especially for this book, reveal the state-of-the-art of the table as it has been distinctively interpreted by some of the most talented and accomplished designers in the world. The examples in 50 Tables: Innovations in Design and Materials have been chosen from the production of the past decade and are presented in a clear, graphic style with intentionally minimal text. If you think of tables as solely utilitarian and practical tools, 50 Tables will no doubt expand your universe.

A Taxonomy of Office Chairs

A Taxonomy of Office Chairs includes important research contributions from IDSA members Emilio Ambasz, IDSA and Niels Diffrient, FIDSA. 

1000 Product Designs: Form, Function and Technology from Around the World

Product design has changed dramatically in recent years as everything, from computers to microwaves to MP3 players, has become more compact and more powerful. Less seems to be more, as everything becomes portable and more user friendly. 1,000 Product Designs features the most innovative designs in recent years. This unprecedented collection of products from all over the globe is a window into different cultures and societies, featuring everything from furnishings to personal items and accessories to electronics.