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Furniture That Transforms Space

Anna Yudina

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A compact sourcebook of ideas for innovative furnishing, interior environments and small-scale architectural interventions

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As the definition of ‘designer’ expands and architects today create everything from jewelry to urban masterplans, a new wave of objects is transforming our interior spaces. They include bookshelves that can dynamically divide and reshape a room, chairs that create intimate room-like enclosures, home-office spaces-within-spaces, and self-contained kitchen cubes that can be expanded to reveal every conceivable cooking and eating function.

Furnitecture presents some 200 examples of this new design typology. From Danish studio KiBiSi’s design for a reconfigurable bookshelf system and Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s moving boxes within rooms, to Dutch designers Makkink & Bey’s conversational Ear Chairs and the French atelier 37.2’s series of self-standing cubes, there is an interior world of innovation in these pages. And a personal space just for you.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 18.0 x 18.0 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Publication date: 23 February 2015

ISBN: 9780500517765

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Experimenting with Structure. Sections: Frameworks, Deconstruction, Blocks & Modules, Stacks & Towers, Transformers, Parametrics • 2. Furnitecture as Micro-architecture. Sections: Fusion, Space Organizers, Room in a Room, In-built; Landscapes • 3. Synthesis. Sections: Macro-furniture, Architectural Shelving, Partitions, Plug-ins and Add-ons, Building Blocks, Multi-scale

About the Author

Anna Yudina is co-founder and editor-in-chief of MONITOR magazine. She has curated design exhibitions on Zaha Hadid and Jakob + MacFarlane and has written several books on architecture, including Furnitecture and Lumitecture for Thames & Hudson.

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