50 Chairs that changed the world – The Design Museum Collection

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The Design Museum has a 150-year collection of chairs, praising the importance of chairs in the history of design around the world.
Introducing 50 selected chairs that “changed the world” from the museum’s vast collection, also known as the 20th Century Design Hall of Fame, along with the designer’s episodes and the background behind the birth of the chairs.

Just by looking at these 50 chairs, you will surely see the history of design in the world!

● Contents 50 chairs that changed the world
14th chair
Cranston tea room chair
Purkersdorf Sanatorium Chair
Jit Machine
Cabaret Fredermouth Chair
Red blue chair
Wassily chair
Cantilever
Transat
B32
Barcelona chair
Paimio Lounge Chair
Stacking stool NO.60
zigzag
Armchair “NO.406”
Randy
LCW chair
LAR / DAR / RAR
Antelope chair
Wire mesh chair “DKR”
Diamond chair
Rocking stool
Seven chair
Tulip chair
Eames Lounge Chair “670”
Mezzadro
Super Leggera
Polyprop
Universal
Blow
Sacco
Panton chair
Donna
Billillo
Synthesis 45
Omku stack
Wiggle side chair
Sport
Rover chair
Queen Anne
How High The Moon
Ply chair
S chair
Louis 20
Aeron chair
FPE chair
Air chair
Tree trunk bench
Samurai
Chair One

Pages:
106
ISBN:
978-4767813448
Release Date:
August, 2012
Language:
Japanese
Publisher:

Author profile

Shigeru Sakamoto

Born in 1961. Woodworking designer.
He joined De-Sign (currently Carl Hansen & Søn Japan) in 1991 after being involved in furniture production at Gotanda Seisakusho.
He is involved in sales promotion and product management (inspection, repair, import business) such as Y chairs. He is instrumental in registering the three-dimensional trademark of the Y chair.
After leaving the company in 2014, he established sim design. In addition to working as a designer, he also receives replacements and repairs for paper cords such as Y-chairs.
He has participated in competitions since he was enrolled in the company, and has won many prizes. In 1998, he won the 1st “Wooden Chair Exhibition in Living” Grand Prix, and in 2015, “Craft City Takaoka Craft Competition” Factory Craft Category Grand Prix.

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Takaaki Nishikawa

Born in 1955. Editor, chair researcher.
In addition to chairs and furniture, he edits and writes with the main theme of wood, from forests and wood to wood crafts.

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Weight 501 g
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Shigeru Sakamoto, Takaaki Nishikawa

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