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340 Iconic Designs

Agata Toromanoff

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A celebration of the sofa through the work of more than 150 designers, from timeless design icons to future classics

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For many of us, the sofa is our favourite piece of furniture. But nowadays, with living space increasingly limited, it often plays more than one role in the home. The sofa becomes a decorative centrepiece, allowing us to put our own stamp on our living space; it may extend a child’s play area or double up as a bed. As a result, we expect multifunctionality, originality in form, and materials that are practical and long-lasting.

This generously illustrated volume celebrates the creativity of more than 150 designers and brings together the very best in sofa design from the 20th and 21st centuries. As well as design icons by the likes of Josef Hoffmann, Eileen Gray, Le Corbusier and Arne Jacobsen, it showcases the most inventive creations of recent years from designers who continue to redefine and expand this field of design. Profiles are arranged alphabetically by designer. There is also practical advice on buying a sofa and styling a living space, and a timeline of sofa design.

This treasure trove of exciting creations and handy tips will appeal to anyone in search of inspiration for their own home, or with an interest in furniture design in general.

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Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 18.0 x 18.0 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Publication date: 30 August 2018

ISBN: 9780500021262

Contents List

Introduction • The Sofas

About the Author

Agata Toromanoff is an art and design historian. She has worked for collectors and galleries, and has curated and managed numerous contemporary art projects. As well as writing features for the art press, she is the author of Chairs by Architects and Sofas, also published by Thames & Hudson.