Vintage Industrial - Living With Design Icons

Author(s): Misha de Potestad; Patrice Pascal (By (photographer))

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An exquisitely illustrated celebration of this influential style that is now at the forefront of interior design. Vintage Industrial covers the period from 1900 to 1950, which produced the raw, functional aesthetic that has become a cornerstone of modern design. The advent of the second industrial revolution created the need for a new kind of furniture to satisfy the demands of a rapidly growing workforce. Chairs, tables, lamps, and modular storage were designed from new materials to be mass-produced, stackable, and adjustable to the developing needs of brand-new industries that in turn were manufacturing the products that would define a changing society. These pieces, that inform a reclaimed style, are now highly popular among collectors and interior designers. This volume celebrates the engineers who shaped the industrial aesthetic as the unsung heroes of modern design and showcases their creations. By discovering ways to work iron and steel into functional forms, luminaries such as Bernard-Albin Gras, George Carwardine, Jean Prouv , and douard-Wilfred Buquet sparked a revolution in the way we think about our built environment. Five chapters--on lighting, seating, tables, storage, and curiosities--describe the major innovations and designs from the period and include stunning photography depicting these objects in homes, workshops, factories, and warehouses. Meticulously curated, this elegant book is an informative style guide and source of inspiration for how to live with industrial design.


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"This is an essential reference for those who want to learn about Jean Prouve, and about the seating, tables, storage, lighting, curiosities, and the lively French period from 1900 to 1950, the floushing of a raw, functional machine age aesthetic. With this book in hand, an avid flea market collector could have a highly successful foray into the markets at Clignancourt and Vanves. Innovations and materials and environments are portrayed with simple and compelling images. An essential reference." "-The Style Saloniste "Vintage Industrial" covers the period from 1900 to 1950, which produced the raw, functional aesthetic that has become a cornerstone of modern design. The advent of the second industrial revolution created the need for a new kind of furniture to satisfy the demands of a rapidly growing workforce. This volume celebrates the engineers who shaped the industrial aesthetic as the unsung heroes of modern design and showcases their creations." -"Editor at Large" "This book is a must for any one into Industrial Design as it's filled with gorgeous photos of homes, workshops, factories and warehouses." -"Tabulous Design .".".a beautifully shot survey of designs made for factory and workshop between 1900 and 1950. Modern classics, from Navy chairs to Jielde and Anglepoise lamps, are given their due--as are the names and stories behind desks, clocks, and lights you've likely seen countless times but know little about." -"Remodelista"

Misha de Potestad is a journalist and stylist who has reported on interior design for forty years, writing articles for French Elle and Elle Decor. Patrice Pascal is a photographer whose editorial and advertising work has appeared in numerous magazines, including French Elle and Elle Decor.

General Fields

  • : 9780847842322
  • : Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated
  • : Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated
  • : October 2014
  • : 254mm X 203mm
  • : October 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 224
  • : colour illustrations
  • : Misha de Potestad; Patrice Pascal (By (photographer))
  • : Hardback